Revealed! How To Get Verified On Twitter | See How
In its bid to grant everyone a chance at the coveted blue verified badge, Twitter has launched another campaign,which is in the form of an online application, for its users
that will give them the privilege of the verification mark.
“We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter, so it makes
sense for us to let people apply for verification,”said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president for user services.
The embattled social network disclosed that not every
application will be successful, though accounts of “public
interest” are likely to be approved.
“Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for
creators and influencers no matter where they are in the world to easily connect with a broader audience,” the post said .
HOW TO APPLY
As with any online identity approval, the user has to supply a host of personal information to the
company they’re signing up with. Only Twitter accounts with enough details will have a chance of being approved.
The process starts with an online form . It requires: a phone number being linked to the account, a confirmed email address, a fully filled out bio, profile photo and header photo, a birthday,a website, and to be unlocked with public tweets.
That’s not all though, as the company also asks people to explain why the account should be verified for individuals it says they should
explain their “impact” in their field and a business should say what its “mission” is.
“We may request that you scan and upload a legible copy of your government-issued ID (such as
a passport or driver’s license) to confirm your identity,” the company’s advice says .
It’s also recommended that a person uses their real name and that photos used in the header and
profile reflect that person, or business. A corporate
account trying to be verified should be linked to an email address associated with the company.
Twitter hasn’t said if there is a set number of accounts it is going to verify but it has said applications will be rejected where necessary.
For those who get rejected – it will notify users by email it will be possible to try again 30 days
after the denial.