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How to get verified on Twitter
The blue verified badge on prominent Twitter profiles lets others know that an account is authentic. To receive a checkmark, your account must be genuine, notable, and active. Here’s everything you need to know about verification and how to get verified on Twitter.
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To apply for verification on Twitter, navigate to Settings and Privacy--> Account--> Verification request.
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What does it mean to be verified on Twitter
Rather than a sign of endorsement, having a blue badge means that Twitter recognizes your profile to be of public interest and signals to other users that your account is credible. Many different types of accounts can be considered for verification, such as businesses, politicians, celebrities, musicians and artists, influencers, journalists, and more.
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There are a few reasons why an account might want to get verified. For one, it builds credibility. A single visual cue lets others know your account isn’t run by bots or an impersonator. It also conveys value, in that your posts won’t spam, manipulate, or mislead followers. Having the badge might even increase followers, with more users taking an interest to look at your profile.
Who can get verified on Twitter
To receive a verification badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active. Let’s look at how each of those values is defined.
The authentic part means the user has confirmed their identity with Twitter. It’s a means to maintain trust between users on the platform so that no one is impersonating anyone or violating any copyright or trademark laws.
Notability implies that you are a well-known individual or brand. There are a few methods to demonstrate this, such as news coverage or a Wikipedia article referring to yourself or your organization, Google trends, or industry-specific references such as having an IMDB page. Alternatively, if your account is in the top .05% follower or mention count for your geographic location, then you are notable.
Lastly, to be active is to have a complete and public account, with no record of violating Twitter’s policies in the past year. Although, sometimes exceptions are made for accounts at high risk of impersonation or safety-related concerns, such as whistleblowers.
How to get verified on Twitter
If you meet the criteria described in the previous section, you can apply for verification status directly from your Twitter account. On a web browser, navigate to Settings and privacy > Your account > Account information. Once you enter your password, go to Request Verification.
On Android and iOS, follow the sam pathway by tapping on Settings and Privacy > Account > Verification request.
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How long does it take to get verified on Twitter?
After you submit your request, Twitter should give you a response within a few days, or up to a few months, depending on the queue. If you’re denied verification, you can reapply after 30 days.
How many followers do you need to get verified on Twitter?
There is no specific threshold of followers you need, and having a big following on Twitter is not enough of a reason to get verified.
Can verified Twitter accounts see protected tweets?
No, if you have made your account private, then only users you have approved will be able to see your tweets.