To verify your business’s Facebook account, head to your Business Manager, then look for security settings. Note that not all businesses need to be verified — and you might not be eligible. For example, if you use Monthly Invoicing to pay for ads, you won’t have to submit any documentation.
Once you find Security Settings, click on the Confirm Identity button. Submit a photo ID or upload the requested documentation. Enter your business details, then select your business from the list.
Then, select a phone number you can access from the list provided or select Use Domain Verification button. You can also select to have the verification code delivered by text or email.
Enter the verification code, and hit Submit.
You should expect to hear back from Facebook about verifying a business page within a few days. You will get a notification on your personal Facebook page when it’s been approved.
2. Get Verified on Twitter
According to Twitter, verification indicates an “account of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.”
So if your account doesn’t fit into any of these areas, trying to verify it is pointless.
But if you do, Twitter gives some verification tips to increase your chances of getting verified.
For example, you have to have:
A verified phone number
A confirmed email address
A profile photo
A header photo
A birthday (if your account is not a company, brand, or organization accounts)
Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Once you’ve met all these criteria, you can submit a formal verification request. (Note: Twitter sometimes puts their verification process on hold. If that happens, you’ll have to try back another time.)
Be sure to fill out the form and include some backstory, in 500 characters or less, about why Twitter should verify your account.
You’ll also have to provide some website links that back up your claims.
You can expect to hear back from Twitter within about a week.
3. Get Verified on Instagram
Out of all social media platforms, Instagram is probably the most selective when handing out verified badges.
According to Instagram, “Accounts representing well-known figures and brands are verified because they have a high likelihood of being impersonated.”
“We want to make sure that people in the Instagram community can easily find the authentic people and brands they want to follow.”
So becoming verified was pretty easy for someone like Justin Bieber:
If you’ve already got a huge following or you’re a mega brand, Instagram will probably go ahead and verify your page without you having to do anything:
But if you’re not, focus on these two key tactics in the meantime:
Build your following and post engaging images.
Add as much identity-supporting information as possible to your profile to make it appear, official, even though there’s no checkmark.
If you take the time to make your account legitimate without having the official Instagram seal of approval, people will notice.
And hopefully, after a while, Instagram will too.
4. Get Verified on LinkedIn
Since LinkedIn is like Facebook of the professional world, you might think that their verification process would be a lot like Facebook’s.
But it’s not. The LinkedIn verification process works a little bit differently.