A blue badge on your Twitter account means a lot to you, because this immediately sets you apart from your Twitter followers as you have got a verified account on Twitter. Until now, this privilege was conceded only to users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
If you want to get your account verified, even if you are not among the people listed above, you need to read this information till the last paragraph. Remember that Twitter’s blue badge doesn’t mean you are endorsed by Twitter.
Submit a request for verified account.
You are required to fill up a form with some necessary details as mentioned below:
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
- A bio
- A profile photo
- A header photo
- A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
- A website
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
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Verified accounts have some common features:
- If the account is in the name of a person, his/her real name will be reflected; a stage name, if any, will also be reflected.
- If the account is in the name of a corporation or a company, the name shows the real name of the corporation or company.
- The person, the corporation’s or company’s branding will be reflected in the profile and/or header photo.
- In case the account is in the name of a corporate or company, the email address linked with the account is a corporate or company email address.
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Twitter may ask you some more information when you submit a request for verified account. Keep following things in mind:
First and foremost, why Twitter should verify your account. Twitter would like to know what impact you have in your respective area or field if you are submitting an account in your name. If you are registering an account in the name of a company or corporation, Twitter would like to know mission of the organization.
Be careful while choosing URLs to support your request; Twitter is interested to know your or your company’s newsworthiness or relevancy in the respective field.
Twitter may ask you to scan and upload a legible copy of your ID issued by government (you need to furnish your passport or driver’s license).
Submit a request to get verified account
Click on this form to submit a request for verified Twitter account.
If you are already logged into your Twitter account, you will be landed on the following page.
Or you may have to log in with your Twitter ID; if you have registered Two-Step Verification, you need to enter a unique code you receive on your registered mobile number.
Write carefully your Twitter ID without any spelling mistake. Note that you are not supposed to check the box given below your Twitter ID as the box is for corporate or company.
In the next steps, fill in details like supporting URLs to highlight your popularity (or your company’s reputation) and write a short profile of yourself in less than 500 characters.
Finally, check all the details submitted by you and hit the submit button. Twitter will contact you through email after a few days.
If Twitter turns down your request, you can apply your next request after 30 days. Better luck next time! In case Twitter doesn’t respond to your request within stipulated time, you can use this troubleshooting link to get some help from Twitter.