How to verify account on Threads (Instagram)

Yes, you can have your Threads account verified by Meta, but you'll have to pay for it, and here's how.

Threads website
Threads website

If you want to have your Threads account verified by Meta, you have to subscribe to the company’s premium plan, and in this guide, you will learn how to complete the task. The cost of the Meta Verified subscription is $11.99 on the web and $14.99 on iOS and Android.

On Threads, similar to Instagram and Twitter, you can have a blue badge next to your profile name that shows trust to your audience that you’re a real person sharing real stories. However, this is a premium feature you can only get by joining the Meta Verified plan, which you have to pay every month. In addition to the blue verification badge for your Threads, Instagram, and Facebook accounts, the plan also offers account monitoring for impersonators, customer support, exclusive stickers for Stories and Reels, and 100 Facebook Stars per month.

This guide will teach you the easy steps to verify your Threads account with Meta.

Get verified (blue badge) for your Threads account

The verification process with Meta is straightforward, but you have to make sure that a few requirements are met before proceeding, including having your full name in the profile, a profile picture that shows your face clearly, and you need to have two-factor authentication method enabled in the account.

To get your account verified on Threads, you will need to use the Instagram app, which you can do with these steps:

  1. Open Instagram app.

  2. Click the Profile button in the bottom-right corner.

  3. Click the menu (three lines) button from the top-right corner and select the Meta Verified option.

  4. Click the Subscribe button.

    Threads blue verified badge

    Quick note: The program is still rolling out. If it’s not available to you, click the “Join Waitlist” button to get a notification when it becomes available to you.
  5. Click the Signup button to confirm the profile.

  6. Confirm your payment information.

  7. Click the Subscribe button.

Once you complete the steps, the account will go through the verification process, which could take up to two days. If there are any issues with the process, the company should refund your money.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.