Have you ever felt like a celebrity on social media or Twitter specifically? and you would like to thrust into the spotlight every now and then.
Well, now Twitter’s gone one step further. You can apply to be Twitter verified and receive a blue checkmark badge next to your name. To become verified on Twitter, you simply update your profile with current information, verify a phone number and email address, then fill out a form requesting consideration as a verified user.
These are the steps to get your Twitter account verified:
1. Prepare your account to get verified
Twitter recommends you to optimize your account before requesting the blue badge, and this is what you must do in order to get it:
- Your Twitter avatar must be a real photo or the logo of your business.
- Use your real name or “nom de plume” as your name on this social network
- Add the link of your website
- Set your account as public
- Add a bio describing clearly the purpose of your account
2. Gather the information that Twitter will request to verify your account
You’ll be will request some information before verifying your account.
- A reason for why your account should be verified.
- Documentation to prove your identity such as a driver’s license or passport.
- You must provide links to help demonstrate your identity like your webpage or the one of the business you represent.
You can include your documents in the submission form by taking a photo of your documents or scanning them to upload them to Dropbox. Get the link of the image and paste it in one of the fields for adding links.
3. Fill out the verification form
Enter this link: verification.twitter.com/request to find the form that you must fill out. Once there, you will have to complete the following information:
✅ Add link to at least two websites to verify your identity.
✅ An explanation of why your account should be verified in 500 characters maximum.
✅ Personal Documents
Some recommendations to successfully fill out the verification form:
- All the text should be original, avoid copy-pasting it from other places as it is going to be verified.
- Make sure your photo is clear.
- The document that you provide to prove your identity should be easy to verify.
- You must demonstrate that you have a good reason to be verified and that you have a career to support your submission, which you can confirm with mentions in the media, articles, etc.
Once you have completed the form, a summary of your submission will appear on the screen.
Finally, you will receive a confirmation message saying that your application is under review. You will receive their final decision on your email after one or two weeks. They will approve or reject the verification of your account after reviewing all the information submitted.
If for whatever reason the verification of your account is rejected, you can always try again within the next 30 days. Before doing so, make sure your account is properly optimized and meets all the requirements.
Which type of accounts are verified by Twitter?
According to this microblogging platform, they only verify accounts that cover the following fields:
- Film / Theater
- Journalism or other media
- Business or companies
- Other public interest areas.
It(Twitter) verifies accounts that belong to celebrities and famous personalities who might be subject to identity theft on social networks. Verifying a Twitter account is a way to prove that the profile account is legitimate.
Acceptance or rejection depends exclusively on Twitter’s decision. Whether you disagree with their decision of your submission or you have some doubts, you can contact them directly through their help center: https://help.twitter.com/forms
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So, are you going to verify your Twitter account?