The Microblogging site Twitter has brought back its verification process that it had stopped in 2017. The process, which resumed now, will allow Twitter to resume allocating blue tick to certain categories of accounts. Under the Twitter Blue Tick Verification policy, beginning this year, users would be able to apply for the verification of their accounts through a self-serve portal. Here’s everything to know about the updated verification policy of Twitter.
Twitter Blue Tick Verification: Which accounts are eligible?
As per Twitter, for accounts to be eligible for Twitter Blue Tick Verification, their account must be active and notable. To clarify which accounts would be notable, how to get verified on Twitter? Twitter has enlisted six categories:
- Companies, non-profit organizations, and brands
- Sports and esports
- News organizations as well as journalists
- Organizers, activists, and other influential individuals
How to Get Verified on Twitter (Step-by-Step)
- Fill out your profile completely with a profile picture, cover photo, name, website, and bio
- Add a verified phone number and confirm your email address
- Add your birthday
- Set your tweets as “public”
- Visit the verification form on Twitter
(Note: If you’re applying for verification of a personal profile as opposed to a business profile, you’ll also need a copy of a photo ID like a passport or driver’s license.)
In Twitter’s announcement about verified accounts, they listed a few particular elements that might be a factor in which accounts they choose to verify and which they don’t. The biggest factor in getting verified on Twitter is that the profile is of public interest.