How to Get Verified on Snapchat? [Updated - 2022]
Written by: Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Founder at Flexiple, buildd & Remote Tools.
Last updated: May 18, 2023
Once verified, Snapchat adds a gold star next to the name of your profile on the platform. The star adds authenticity to your profile and is a great way to advertise your business/personal brand.
We are sure you have come across several verified profiles on Snapchat. Have you ever wondered about how to get verified on Snapchat? If you did, this article is for you.
Here’s everything you need to know about getting verified on Snapchat!
Table Of Contents
- What Does Verified Mean On Snapchat?
- How To Get Verified On Snapchat If You Are Not A Celebrity?
- What Are The Criteria For Getting Verified On Snapchat?
- How To Get Views On Snapchat?
- What Happens When You Get Verified?
To get verified on Snapchat:
- Open the Snapchat application.
- Tap on your 'profile icon' and go to 'Settings'.
- Scroll down & tap on 'I Need Help'.
- Tap on the 'Contact Us' icon and click 'My Snapchat isn't working'.
- Tap on 'Other', Scroll down and Tap 'Yes'.
- Click on 'My issue is not listed' and fill in the details of why you need the golden star & send it to Snapchat.
Snapchat began adding little star emojis next to celebrities’ profile names in 2015. The golden star is similar to the blue checkmark on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
It adds legitimacy to a user’s profile and lets other Snapchatters distinguish them on the app. The app verifies celebrity accounts regularly so that the users know which accounts to follow for regular updates from their favorite stars.
That said, there is no real option on the app to get your profile verified. The makers of Snapchat have not divulged anything about how many accounts the app has verified.
However, if you search for a popular celebrity on the platform, you will be able to see other verified profiles under the ‘Recommended’ section to follow.
You can use this method used by multiple people that worked. This method involves you directly engaging with Snapchat to get your profile verified.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Open the Snapchat application on your mobile device.
- Tap on your 'profile icon' in the top-left corner.
- Tap on the 'Settings' icon in the upper right corner.
- Scroll down and tap on 'I Need Help'.
- Tap on the 'Contact Us' as shown on your screen.
- Now, In the list of options shown, tap on 'I've lost my Snapstreak'.
- Fill in the details of your account and explain that other people are trying to impersonate you with solid proof and hit 'SEND'.
NOTE: You need to have a good count of views for Snapchat to consider your request. It will take a day or two for Snapchat to get back to you.
It should come as no surprise that all accounts with Snapchat verification stars are usually celebrities; meaning that they have a strong follower base on Snapchat. The same applies to all accounts.
Snapchat revealed that a user needs to have at least 50,000+ views on their stories to get verified on the app.
The Snapchat verification star on Snapchat is awarded to Snapchatters that have a high count of followers. The whole process starts with having lots of views.
Here are our top tips to get more views for the content you post on Snapchat:
Follow as Many Snapchatters as Possible
Unlike other social media platforms, Snapchat does not penalize you for following a huge number of people. Users on Snapchat are likely to follow back if you have sent them a connection request.
This can be done in two ways:
- Manually search for people to add to your friend's list.
- Automatically follow everyone on your phone’s contact list.
Snapchat offers the latter option right after you create an account on the platform. Just click on ‘Yes’ when Snapchat asks if you want to send a connection request to everyone in your phonebook.
But, how do you know if someone has followed you back on Snapchat?
Focus On Earning Points and Trophies
Did you know that you receive points every time you are active on Snapchat? Yes, the app rewards you every time you use unique filters and upload creative videos to your stories.
Those points are collected to get you trophies and give you access to cool features on the platform.
You can check out the trophies you received in the trophy box. They are displayed as emojis. Just click on your Bitmoji and scroll down to find them.
Collaborate With Influencers
Collaboration is another effective way to promote your brand in front of a new section of the audience.
Try to connect with influencers and let them know that you are interested in partnering with them. Ask them if they can give you a shoutout or do a takeover.
For those of you who are unaware, a takeover is when you give another Snapchatter complete control of your account for a set period.
That being said, it’s not entirely easy to collaborate with influencers. You might also need to pay them.
Create Unique, Personalized Content
Unlike Instagram, Snapchat is a little more up and personal. It is an incredible opportunity for you to connect with your audience on a deeper level with your content.
Make sure that the content aims to do one or more of the following:
Your followers want to know the real you and personalizing your content is the way to go!
Do not feel shy to promote your Snapchat content on other social media platforms. You might be having followers there who wish to connect with you on a deeper level.
Guide them on how to connect with you on Snapchat and increase your follower base.
And lastly, do not forget to Interact with your audience through your stories regularly, and voila! You are right on track to earning your Snapchat verification star soon.
Interact with your audience
Engagement of the audience is the key for users to continue following your content. So, make use of tools such as 'Polls' in-built on Snapchat stories to increase interaction.
NOTE: Make sure to upload videos/photos in HD! Users tend to prefer high-quality videos and pictures rather than the ones with pixels broken.
Getting verified comes with a lot of perks such as:
Now, you are equipped with everything you need to know about how to get verified on Snapchat. Use the above tools to get your Snapchat verification star!