For many people, the verified tick on a Facebook and Instagram account is a symbol of status. So how do you go about getting one?

Editor-in-chief of Social Media Today, Andrew Hutchinson, offers a quick guide to applying for it. But there is a catch.

"A word of warning - even if you do apply through these processes, there is absolutely no guarantee, of any kind, that Facebook or Instagram will approve your verification request," it reads.

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