Have you been a Twitter user for a long time? Gained a decent following? And now, are you wondering how to get verified on Twitter? Well, you are in the right place. After an extended three-year hiatus, Twitter recently relaunched its verification program and now allows users to request verification to get the blue checkmark. Many Twitter users consider the company’s blue tick the gold standard for a notable personality on the platform. In this article, we’re going to talk about the basic requirements for verification on Twitter, the steps to apply for confirmation, and some helpful tips for easy verification on Twitter in 2021
Get verified on Twitter (updated Oct 2021)
Eligibility Criteria for Twitter Verification
To apply for the blue checkmark on Twitter, your account should fall into one of the following
- Companies, brands, and organizations
- News organizations and journalists
- Sport and play
- Activists, organizers, and other influential people
Common factors across all categories are a public Twitter account and three or more media references in the last six months. Additionally, Twitter requires businesses, brands, organizations, and activists to have their followers in the highest 0.05% of active accounts in the same geographic region. For more information on Twitter criteria for specific categories, please visit the company’s support page.
How to apply for Twitter verification
- Open the Twitter app and tap “Settings and Privacy” from the hamburger menu on the left. From here, tap “Account” to access your account settings.
- You will now see an option titled “Request Verification” Tap it to access the verification settings page. If you ddon’tsee it, yyou’llhave to wait a while as Twitter is still in the process of rolling it out. On the page that appears, select the appropriate category for your account.
- You should now choose a method to verify your identity. YYou’llneed to upload a government-issued ID, add an official business email address, or an official website that links directly to your Twitter account. Choose the verification method that works best for you, then submit your application.
Note: If you are concerned about your privacy, Twitter advises no copy of your government-issued ID on an official FAQ page. The company relies on a trusted third party to “verify the authenticity of your ID” and decide whether or not your account is eligible for verification.
- After applying, you will see a confirmation screen similar to the one you can see below.
Keep in mind, however, that requesting verification ddoesn’tnecessarily guarantee a blue checkmark on Twitter. If you think you deserve a blue tick on Twitter, apply and wait for Twitter to respond. The company will usually get back to you with its decision via email within a few weeks. You will also receive an official DM from the @ verified account on Twitter.
Can I request Twitter verification again if iit’sdenied?
LLet’ssay, you applied for verification on Twitter and failed to secure the blue checkmark on the first try. What should be your next step? Well, don’t discourage if you fall on the first try. You can reapply to be verified on Twitter.
On its official FAQ page, Twitter says you can do so, “f you think your application sshouldn’thave been denied, 30 days after it wdismissedied, re-submit it. “also, there is no limit to the number of times you can request verification.
That means you can request verification essentially every 60 days. We got that number by assuming that Twitter would get back to you with your application status in 30 days, and then you would have to wait another 30 days to reapply. Ultimately, you can apply almost 5 to 6 times a year to be verified on Twitter unless new applications are not paused.
The best tips for getting verified on Twitter
Even if your account meets all of the conditions we added in the Eligibility section, Twitter may not necessarily verify your profile. TThat’sbecause, the company takes some signals into account to determine the worth of the history. And they are as follows:
Complete and optimize your Twitter profile
Applicants must have provided all the details on their profile, including their profile name, profile picture, cover photo, and bio. It is always wise to indicate how you want the public to recognize you in the user bio. This can be a job title or a notable achievement.
For example, my colleague AAnmol’sTwitter profile clearly shows his name, shape and cover picture, and job description. IIt’salways an excellent idea to include your eemployer’[email protected] name on your bio. You can also add links to your blog posts or web mentions on your profile.
Make sure your account is active.
Twitter requires verified accounts to be active on the platform. You must have logged into the account for at least the last six months. While you’re it, make sure you tweet regularly and interact with other Twitter users through tweet replies and DMs. It sounds like a simple tip, but it will help you build a brand and get one step closer to verification on Twitter.
Build credibility on Twitter
While iit’simportant to have a complete profile with your picture, blog post/video/book links, and other details, there are several different ways to build credibility on Twitter. You could tweet articles you wrote for a major publication, connecting with other profiles in the process. Tag your publication, brand accounts mentioned in the story, and more in the tweet to build authority on the topic.
Verified email address and number
For security reasons, you should have a verified email address or phone number. In addition, we recommend enabling two-factor authentication for Twitter to add another layer of security to your account.
Follow the Twitter rules.
This may seem obvious, but Twitter has required applicants not to have a 12-hour or 7-day ban for violating Twitter rules in the past year.
Steps to get the blue checkmark on Twitter
You can be verified on Twitter in 2021 whether you are rebuilding a personal brand or growing your business. Having a verified Twitter account is sure to add credibility. Suppose you think you ddon’tfit any of the eligible categories right now. In that case, you yyou’llbe happy to learn that the company plans to expand the types to include scholars, academics, and religious leaders later this year. Much luck! And ddon’tforget to share your experience with us in the comments below.
While yyou’rehere, check out the best Twitter tips and tricks to improve your social media experience. It would help if you also learned how to use Twitter Fleets and Twitter Spaces to interact with your followers in new ways.
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