The little blue tick you usually see when you visit the Instagram page of a celebrity or IG public figure can now be on you Instagram page as well.

Instagram has announced that any IG user can have access to the verification process and sport the blue tick next to their user name. The three steps you need to follow to go through the verification process are as follows: Go to your profile on Instagram and open the Settings menu, scroll down to the bottom and select “Request Verification”, then 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. “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 said.

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. Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security on top of usernames and passwords by prompting users for information they have access to.