How to get verified on Threads – all you need to know

Here's everything you need to know about getting verified on Threads

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With 10 million users already on the platform, people are flocking to Threads to try out Meta’s new Twitter alternative. With the blue tick being such a coveted universal symbol, it’s no surprise that users are already asking how to get verified on Threads. If you’re already a verified Instagram user, your verification will automatically carry over to Threads. However, there are actually two alternate methods to get verified. Let’s get into it.

How to get verified on Threads

So far, there are actually two ways to get verified on Threads. It’s worth noting that the process is very similar to that of getting verified on Instagram. The first is the Meta subscription-based method called ‘Meta Verified’. The second is called the ‘Legacy Process’, but this hasn’t been released worldwide yet, so you might need to wait for it to become available in your region.

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Get verified using ‘Meta Verified’

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Open Instagram

Open up the Instagram app.

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Be logged in

Make sure that you’re logged into the account you want the blue verification tick on.

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Check 2FA

Double-check that 2-factor authentication is enabled for your account.

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Select Meta Verified

Open the hamburger menu icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Tap Meta Verified.

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Provide ID

Upload a government-issued ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.

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Provide payment

Tap Get Meta Verified and proceed with payment ($14.99 or £9.99 monthly).

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Wait for verification

Wait for Meta to approve your verification request!

Below is how to use the Legacy Process to get your account verified.

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Use the ‘Legacy Process’ to get verified on Threads

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1

Open Instagram

Launch the Instagram app.

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Open Creator Tools

Go to “Settings”, then click on “Business / Creator tools and controls”.

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Request Verification

Choose “Request Verification”.

Complete the verification request form.

Tap “Submit”, and again wait for Meta to approve your request.

With enough luck these two methods should allow you to be successful in getting that blue tick up on your account. However, it is worth noting that Instagram does currently have a list of requirements needed to apply for a verification tick to check that your account represents a real person or business. It may be worth giving them a read to smooth out your application process.

Final thoughts

Hopefully, you can now start the process of getting verification for your Threads profile. If you’re not sure what this new platform is, you can read about how you can use Meta Threads, or follow the competition of Twitter vs Threads in a bit more detail. Threads is a new social media platform that exploded onto the scene following a surprise day-early launch. Because it’s so new, there might be an influx of users requesting Threads verification, and it could end up being the case that the process of getting verified takes a bit longer than usual.

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