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28November2019

Verification Made Simple

Its hard to obtain, easy to lose and impossible to forget. In the past, only the most famous brands and celebrities were given the check mark badge. The selection process was very strict. As a result, verification was often considered not as a confirmation of authenticity but as a medal given for special achievements.

We see that many talented people and small companies want to show that their page is official. To give content creators, businesses and opinion leaders more opportunities, weve made the process easier. Now both small city cafes and rappers who play at local joints will have the same chance to get a verification check mark as large holding companies that produce beverages for an entire country.

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Why is this needed?

Everyone has different interests, goes to different places and lives in different cities. But we all want to be able to easily find whats important, whether its local news, store addresses or stories from our favorite bloggers. We want to know everything first hand from official communities and profiles.

If you see a check mark badge, it means that the page is run by actual representatives. These arent fan pages or fakes. We make sure that verified communities and profiles are prioritized in your search results. On the off chance that you forget your laptop at a cafe, you can find their official community and use VK community messages to get in touch with them.

How do I get a check mark badge?

You can submit a verification application in your profile or community settings on the desktop version of VK. This way, youll be able to easily upload the files you want from your computer. In your application, tell us about yourself, what you do and why you need a check mark badge.

Attach photos and documents to help convince us that you are the actual owner of the profile or a company representative. To confirm your notability, add links to clips of your performances or instances in which youve been mentioned in the media. You can also add links to other verified accounts you have on other platforms.

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If your application gets declined, continue developing your work and try applying again later.

Verification is usually unnecessary. These check mark badges are not prizes, but rather a way to help profiles and communities get found easier. You can show that your page is real through other means as well: Provide lots of details in your description, regularly add new stories and posts, use community messages to chat with your audience, and print QR codes with a link to your VK page. Ask your followers or clients to mention your page on their communities.

You can find out more about how to work with your audience in these communities: VK for Communities, VK Talents, or VK Business.