“Keeping people with bad intentions off our stage is extremely important for me,” Krieger said in an internet article .
“That usually means trying to make certain the people that you follow along with the accounts you socialize with are who they say they are, and quitting bad celebrities before they cause harm.”
The long-awaited feature comes as Facebook battles to protect against the social media or its own messaging programs from being taken advantage of by people out to spread misinformation.
Verification badges are intended to enable Instagram users to understand when posts actually come from accounts of actors, notable public figures, big brands or well-known businesses.
“We shall review affirmation requests to validate the validity, uniqueness, completeness and notability of each accounts,” Krieger said.
In coming weeks, profiles of account with huge audiences will begin showing more information, like if they have been created, where it is found, and what advertisements it may be operating, based on Instagram.
Instagram in June declared it passed a billion busy users, and introduced a brand new long-form video attribute in an attempt to attract”founders” like people on YouTube.
It became the fourth Facebook platform to reach on the billion-user mark, including the namesake social media with more than two billion consumers, and the messaging applications WhatsApp and Messenger.
Facebook obtained Instagram in April 2012 to get a combination of cash and stock worth some $1 billion (approximately Rs. 7,000 crores) in the moment.