For a while now, Twitter has expanded who can get verified on Twitter, and a number of people have been asking me How to get verified on Twitter. They want a blue verified badge on their Twitter account so that people know they can be trusted and are authentic. Twitter doesn’t make this very well known or easy to find, so I thought I’d help you out.
Twitter used to only allow verification for high profile people, public figures, tv stars, film stars, most media actually, brands and sports stars and other similar areas. However now they say they allow creators and influencers or if it is determined to be of public interest.
Needless to say – I have tried to get the little blue badge on my own Twitter @michelledh but have been rejected *sad face* However, I do know a lot of people in my industry who are much more influential than me who have been rejected too so that doesn’t make me feel so bad. If you are thinking, “Oh, they won’t verify me” you may as well try and some people who have been verified have totally shocked me, I’ve no idea how they got through, so just go for it.
How to get verified on Twitter
The most important things you need just to get started is a verified phone number and email address, also a real name and an accurate profile picture will help. You will also need to compose a reason to why you should be verified, just saying because I’m cool isn’t a good enough reason apparently.
So to get your account ready to become verified on Twitter you have to submit a request to verify your account
But BEFORE you do that, you need to get your account ready.
You Must Have
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
A business must have a business email address.
- A bio
- A profile photo
- A header photo
- A birthday
- A website
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
All of the above obviously need to reflect who you are or who your business is and be consistent. Once you have submitted your request to be verified on Twitter, you will receive an email to tell you if you have been accepted or not.
So, I hope now that you know How to get verified on Twitter, the good news is that, if you are turned down, you can go back and make some more changes and apply again in 30 days.