How to apply for FREE WhatsApp Green Tick Verification in 2022

updated on 18 May 2022

Do you want to apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification?

This is a complete guide on how you can get Green Tick on WhatsApp Business API Account for FREE.

WhatsApp Green Tick enhances your brand’s trust factor & builds the brand’s authenticity. 

Businesses, with verified WhatsApp Green Tick next to their names, boost their credibility. Here’s how it looks 👇

Image above: Verified WhatsApp Green Tick Brand
Image above: Verified WhatsApp Green Tick Brand

So, want to know how to get verified on WhatsApp Business?

Let's get started!

At a Glance

Official WhatsApp Green Tick – What is it?

Why should you apply for WhatsApp Green Tick?

Eligibility Criteria for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification

How to apply for WhatsApp Green Tick?

Can you use WhatsApp Business API without Green Tick?

Which Brands can't apply for WhatsApp Green Tick?

FAQs


WhatsApp Green Tick – What is it?

Know what brands like Skullcandy, RentoMojo, Call Hippo, Spring Verify have in common?

They all have a verified badge on WhatsApp, a direct acknowledgement from Facebook, proving the brand's authenticity.

WhatsApp Green Tick is an official Green Checkmark which shows that the Brand is verified by WhatsApp. It shows Brand's credibility & trustworthiness. It's a direct acknowledgement from WhatsApp that the brand is trustable & dependable!

Accounts with Green Tick are known as official WhatsApp Verified Accounts.

Image Above - Green tick on WhatsApp
Image Above - Green tick on WhatsApp

This doesn't mean that businesses with no Green Tick can't use WhatsApp Business API. All features of WhatsApp Business API can very well be used without the Green Tick!

So, whenever you talk to users with your verified WhatsApp Business account, your users would feel that they are talking to a reliable brand!


Why should you apply for the official Green Tick on WhatsApp?

Why shouldn't you? It's free, after all (only when you apply with AiSensy😉).

While many brands charge a considerable amount to help you apply for the Green Tick, AiSensy provides it for Free.

And why not? Only Facebook has authority to give you green tick on WhatsApp & we help you submit your application to Facebook to get the Green Tick for your brand.

With a WhatsApp Green Tick, you get benefits such as:

  • Build a Robust Brand Identity

With Green Tick on WhatsApp, your brand identity becomes authentic. When users receive messages from your brand, they’ll know that they can trust you just by seeing the Green Badge, just like this:

POV- User's ScreenOfficial WhatsApp Business Account
POV- User's Screen
Official WhatsApp Business Account
  • Contact appears as Name instead of Number
    Brands with WhatsApp Green Tick next to their contact, appear with their names on a user's screen, even if they haven't added them to their contacts.

    Here's how a non-verified Business Account appears on a user's screen compared to a verified WhatsApp Business account.
Unverified WhatsApp Account Vs Verified WhatsApp Business Account
Unverified WhatsApp Account Vs Verified WhatsApp Business Account


So, how do you apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick Verification?

First, let's know if you match the eligibility criteria to apply for the green tick on WhatsApp.


Are you eligible to apply Green Tick on WhatsApp Business?

Following are the prerequisites to apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick:

1. You must be using WhatsApp API Approved Business Account (must have Facebook Business Verification). In case you don't, you can create a FREE WhatsApp Business API account with AiSensy.

2. You must enable 2-Step Authentication (which most of the time is enabled by default while approving WhatsApp Business API).

3. Must be a business (Individuals are not allowed as of now).

4. It's recommended that you are in Tier 2 or above messaging level (Note- It's not a necessity. Many of our clients in Tier 1 have received Green Tick).

5. Your business should have organic PR (Press Release or coverage from the press). Note - Paid PR doesn't count!

So, if you have:

  • An Approved WhatsApp Business API account and
  • A Registered Business,
  • Press coverage

Note: You must have a WhatsApp Business API Account to apply. You can't apply with your WhatsApp Account on the Business App!

Then, you can apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Free with AiSensy!!

So, think you're eligible to apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick? Here's how to apply for it!


How to Apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification?

You can apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick only with a WhatsApp Business API provider, like AiSensy.

Once you have checked all the prerequisites, here's how you can apply:

  1. Go to the AiSensy Dashboard & apply for the WhatsApp Business API. An approved WhatsApp Business account is necessary to apply for Green Tick Verification. If you already have an approved WhatsApp API account, move to the next step.
Image above: AiSensy Dashboard
Image above: AiSensy Dashboard

2. Once again, go to the Dashboard & locate "Apply for Green Tick Verification" under All Steps as shown in the image below. Click on the "Apply for Green Tick" Button, clicking which will redirect you to WhatsApp.

Apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification
Apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification

3. Once there, send the prefilled message, "I want to apply for Green Tick."

4. We will send you the application form to apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Application.

5. Last, Fill & submit the form.

You will receive a response to your application directly from Facebook in the next 7-10 days.

Note: Providing the Green Badge to a business is entirely the decision of Facebook.

The role of the WhatsApp Business API vendor/service provider is to pass on the Green Tick application of the Business to Facebook. They are not the decision-makers.


Can I use my WhatsApp Business API account without the WhatsApp Green tick?

Yes, you can use your WhatsApp Business API Account without the WhatsApp Green tick. The green tick doesn’t affect the functionalities and benefits you get with the API.

The WhatsApp Green Tick is an additional benefit of the WhatsApp Business API that adds a layer of trust to your brand, making you more reachable!


Which Brands can't apply for WhatsApp Green Tick Verification?

WhatsApp restricts brands dealing with products/ services to apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick Verification.

If your brand deals with any of the following products/ services, you can't apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick Verification:

  • Drugs
  • Tobacco Products
  • Betting/ Gambling Businesses
  • Alcohol Distributors
  • Weapons & ammunition Businesses
  • Live animals trading
  • Adult Products/ Services
  • Medical/ Healthcare Products
  • Dating Platforms
  • Cryptocurrency Platforms

FAQs

Q Why did Facebook reject my WhatsApp Green Tick Application?

Above Image: Reasons for rejection of official WhatsApp Business Account
Above Image: Reasons for rejection of official WhatsApp Business Account

There are mainly 2 reasons due to which you might not get the official WhatsApp Green Tick for your Business:

1. Your Display name is not relevant to branding.

2. Your brand does not have enough organic PR or online traffic.

So, if you want to get the Green Tick, make sure that your business checks the above two conditions. If you require any assistance, connect with us : support@aisensy.com.

Ensure that your display name is relevant to your branding & that your brand has organic PR. Your brand should be talked about regularly for Facebook to consider giving you the Green Tick!

Q Why should I apply for Green Tick with AiSensy?

AiSensy helps get your WhatsApp Business API account verified for Free! Even if your application gets rejected, you can apply again with AiSensy after 30 Days. Top brands including Skullcandy, Spring Verify, Rento Mojo have got their verified tick on WhatsApp with AiSensy!

Q What is the difference between a verified WhatsApp Business Account & an unverified WhatsApp Business Account?

The only thing that differentiates a verified WhatsApp Business Account with an unverified account is the Green Badge.

Both, verified & unverified accounts enjoy same features & unrestricted to WhatsApp Business API, except for the presence of Green Tick!

Q. What is the cost of applying for a Green Tick on WhatsApp?

AiSensy doesn't charge you a dime to apply for the Green Tick on WhatsApp. You can apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick FREE of cost, with AiSensy.

Q. What is the most crucial factor that helps you get Green Tick on WhatsApp?

If you have all the prerequisites, including:

  1. An Approved WhatsApp Business API Account and
  2. A registered Business

Then, you can apply for the WhatsApp Green Tick Verification. Other factors like the WhatsApp Broadcast Tier 2, organic PR articles, reputed brand identity & more are an added benefit. However, these too don't guarantee you the Green Badge.

The final decision rests with Facebook.

Conclusion

Well, that sums it up!

WhatsApp Green Tick Verification can boost your brand's credibility & make you a part of the elite group of businesses that receive it.

We hope you understood the process of applying for the WhatsApp Green Tick Verification in this blog.

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