How to Get Verified on Twitter and Finally Get That Blue Check Mark
BY BEN STEGNER
PUBLISHED JUN 03, 2021
Anyone can apply for verification on Twitter. Here's how to know if your account is eligible and how to go through the process.
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Twitter, like most social media platforms, offers a verification system. Its purpose is to clearly identify legitimate high-profile accounts, proving that other users can trust who that account claims to represent.
In May 2021, Twitter re-opened the verification process to everyone. Here's how to apply for Twitter verification, and what you should know about the process.
A Brief Timeline of Twitter Verification
When Twitter started the verification program in 2009, it only verified accounts of its own choosing. In 2016, the company changed this by opening up verification requests to everyone.
Later, in 2017, Twitter suspended the verification process, so you could no longer request the blue check yourself. Many people felt that the site providing verification implied that Twitter endorsed the verified account, which was not the company's intention. Since this time, Twitter claims to have worked to resolve this, though it's not exactly clear what changed.
In May 2021, Twitter reopened verification requests. After a brief few days where Twitter paused verification to catch up on the influx of requests, anyone on Twitter can now request verification again.
Let's look at how you can request a blue check mark or tick from Twitter.
How to Request Twitter Verification
You can request Twitter verification either through the mobile app or the web interface.
If you want to walk through the verification form on your phone, open the Twitter app and switch to the Home tab at the bottom. Slide out the left menu and choose Settings and privacy, then tap Account. Here, you'll see a Verification request field. Tap this to begin.
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To request verification on Twitter's website, click More on the left sidebar and choose Settings and privacy. Choose Your account, followed by Account information. To open this page, you may need to confirm your Twitter password. Once it's open, click Request Verification under Verified.
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After either option, choose Start request to begin. If Twitter currently has verification paused, you may see a message that verification requests are unavailable at this time. Check back later if this is the case.
General Requirements for Twitter Verification
In addition to the below criteria we'll look at, Twitter has a few general requirements for all verified accounts. They are:
Your account must have a name and profile picture.
You must have logged into your account in the last six months.
You must have a confirmed email address or phone number.
You cannot have had a Twitter lockout for violating the rules in the past 12 months, unless you successfully appealed it.
Unwritten Twitter Rules You're Probably Breaking
Certain types of accounts are not eligible for verification. Twitter will not verify parody, news feed, commentary, or unofficial fan accounts. It also won't verify any account involved in spam or manipulation, such as those that sell followers. Finally, any account associated with coordinated harmful activity or that violates Twitter's hateful content policy cannot be verified.
It also doesn't provide verification to pets or fictional characters, unless they are directly connected to a verified brand or entertainment production.
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The Types of Twitter Accounts Eligible for Verification
To be verified on Twitter, your account must fall into one of six categories:
Activist, organizer, or influencer: Twitter defines these as people who use the platform to "bring awareness, share information, and galvanize community members around a cause."
Company, brand, or organization: This is for accounts that represent brand names, corporations, and similar. It also includes leaders and other prominent people from these organizations.
Entertainers and entertainment groups: In addition to major entertainment organizations like TV networks and film studios, this group also includes individual artists, directors, and performers. Twitter also says that digital content creators may be verified if they have consistently published original content for at least six months and meet notability requirements.
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Government official or affiliate: People who are currently government officials, ambassadors, official candidates, or similar.
Journalist or news organization: This includes official accounts of "qualifying news organizations," plus any journalist working for them. Eligible types of organizations include newspapers, cable or streaming stations, podcast hosts, and similar. Freelance journalists can be verified if they can provide enough writing credits.
Professional sports or esports entity: The last group is for professional sports teams and their athletes, as well as coaches. It also includes esports leagues and players, as long as they have enough references in certain publications.
It should be pretty clear which group you fall into. The requirements you need to meet depend on what you pick here, so be sure to choose the right option.
If you don't fit into any of these categories, Twitter probably won't verify you. Keep an eye out for the company opening up more types of accounts for verification in the future.
Providing References for Verification
Next, you'll need to provide Twitter with evidence that you are a notable account, based on the category you chose above. See Twitter's verified account help page for more info.
For example, if you chose the activist option, you'll need to provide a link to a Wikipedia article about you, three recent links from reputable news sources that cover you, or a Google Trends profile that shows people have searched about you recently.
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