Instagram, a popular photo sharing app which was Launched in the year 2010 has some surprise for all its users. Recently, the photo and video sharing app made an announcement which will be a big news for all the Instagrammers around the world. Instagram is turning the tables for all its users, from a long time many Instagrammers have kept asking this question. For those who don't know the difference between real and a fake account; Many social media platforms have some unique identification symbols. Mostly the verified symbol is denoted by a blue tick which is marked right next to the username. This blue tick is given to show that this user profile is completely authentic. How to apply Now, this is a bigger question that how can you opt for a verified account? First of all, go to your Instagram profile and open the Settings menu. Scroll down to the bottom and select “Request Verification”. Now you will need to provide your username, full name and a copy of your legal or business identification. Once your request is reviewed, you will receive a notification confirming or declining it. Along with verification requests, Instagram also made two new announcements which are part of its “About This Account” feature. Users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts by allowing them to see the advertisements an account is running, the country where the account is located, username changes in the past year as well as other details. An official statement from the Instagram headquarters read; “Keeping people with bad intentions off our platform is incredibly important ... that means trying to make sure the people you follow and the accounts you interact with are who they say they are, and stopping bad actors before they cause harm,” Instagram co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Mike Krieger. Instagram also said it will allow the use of third-party apps such as Duo Mobile and Google Authenticator for two-factor authentication to help users securely log in to their accounts.