Sunday, May 15, 2016

What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?

They say progress isn't possible without change.  While some IG users hated the app's new look, others embraced it as proven by the following video:


As Beyonce explains, there's nothing like an upgrade.  On IG, that little white check in that blue circle lets the world know just how important you are.  It's like IG saying:

What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?
What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?

Instagram introduced its verified badges back in 2014.  The company explains that the badges help users identify celebrities, brands and public figures.  The social media tool places a check next to the user's name, informing others that the account is official.

What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?
What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?

When you have that check next to your name you can post just about anything and watch the likes increase at a rapid pace.  While the rest of us put our all into every photo, the elite blue stamp crew no longer has to work that hard.  We're guessing the kid who designed the app's new logo is a part of that crew:

What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?
What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Instagram?

If you've achieved the status you're kind of a big deal.  Empire's cast is full of stars who have been stamped and approved by IG.  Here are some of our favorite photos from the show's talented cast members.
When Jussie sweeps AzMarie off her feet:
A photo posted by Empire (@empirefox) on


When Taraji is feeling herself:




When Jamal messes with Cookie:



When Yazz makes us cry on Mother's Day:



When Terrence celebrates his son's first birthday:


A photo posted by Terrence Dashon Howard (@theterrencehoward) on

When Trai puts a ring on it:


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