October 1, 2021

How To: Get Verified on Twitter

If you’ve ever wondered how people get verified on Twitter, check out this! (Get it? ?)


Twitter states that “the blue Verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic; to receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.” 


There are three ways Twitter gives someone the option to confirm their authenticity: 

Official website: Provide the link to an official website that references you (or your organization) and your Twitter account.

ID verification: Provide a photo of an official government-issued identification document, such as your Driver’s License or Passport.

Official email address: Provide an official email address with a domain relevant to the notability category you choose.


Twitter needs to confirm you are a recognized account based on the following categories: 

Government: key government officials and offices

Companies, brands, and organizations: prominent organizations, and secondary affiliated accounts, including companies, brands, non-profit organizations, as well as their leaders and other prominent executives

News organizations and journalists: official accounts of qualifying news organizations

Entertainment: major entertainment companies, such as film studios, TV networks, and music entities 

Sports and gaming: professional sports leagues, teams, rostered athletes, and coaches listed on the official team website

Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals: Outside the professional categories defined above, people who are using Twitter effectively to bring awareness, share information, and galvanize community members around a cause, to bring about socio-economic, political, or cultural change, or to otherwise foster community


The last four steps to verify your Twitter account:

The last step in qualifying for Twitter’s verification rules are that the account must be active in terms of being complete (having a profile name and image), logged into the account in the last 6 months, have a confirmed email address and phone number, and must not have had a 12-hour or 7-day lockout for violating any Twitter rules.


If you fall under these categories and want to shoot your shot at getting verified, follow these steps below: 

  1. Go to Settings and Privacy 
  2. Scroll to Account, then Account Information 
  3. Tap Verification Request and submit
  4. Wait for Twitter to make its decision (which may take a few weeks)


And who knows, you might wake up with a blue check by your name!

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