Instagram begins testing new feature that allows users to request verification0
According to the Australian publication Nine, Instagram is testing a new method that’s hidden within the settings screen that will allow users to request verification from the platform directly. Once the request is submitted, the company will review each petition individually and, if accepted, will grant users the coveted blue checkmark symbol. Presently, though, the feature is only available to a limited number of users. In fact, at this moment in time, it appears only Australian users of the platform who also happen to own an iPhone have access to it, although it’s claimed that Android owners will also receive access to the function over the coming weeks.
In regards to international markets, it’s claimed other countries will eventually receive the feature too, although Instagram doesn’t appear to be in any rush. For now, the decision behind the slow rollout remains pretty unclear, but it could potentially be a strategic move that will help ensure it can cope with the high level of requests that are set to follow the feature’s launch in each market.