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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