Twitter verification badge is somehow similar to Instagram verification badge, it is created to help prevent confusion when it gets to realize who said what on the social network. Twitter verification feature provides secure identities to celebrities and famous people or brands who might be subject of identity theft on the platform. This blue tick does not mean that Twitter approve the user’s statements and tweets, it just means Twitter has approved the user’s identity.
All user are able to apply to be Twitter verified and receive a blue check mark badge next to their name. If you wish so you just should update your profile with current information, verify a phone number and email address, then fill out a form which is provided by Twitter that submit your request to ask for consideration.
How to Get Verified on Twitter step by step
In case you want to get the Twitter verification and own a blue tick on your account you must follow these steps.
Step 1. Your profile must contain profile picture, effective cover photo, name, website, and bio.
Step 2. Confirm phone number and email address.
Step 3. Add your birth date specifically.
Step 4. Set profile privacy setting to “public”.
Step 5. Use your full real name on your profile.
Step 6. Include a personal or business website.
Step 7. You must fill out the verification form and providing necessary identification documents. The id documents are necessary just for verifying personal accounts.
Step 8. Twitter will ask for you to explain the reason you are requesting for verification. You must state why you think you deserve to be verified by Twitter.
How to fill out the Twitter verification form?
In order to request to verify your account you must fill out the verification request form. There you are asked to complete some information. Here are the verification form’s required information.
- Add link to at least two websites to verify your identity.
- An explanation of why your account should be verified in 500 characters maximum.
- Personal Documents
As you are filling the form remember to avoid copy pasting. Any copy paste action of any text would be recognized by Twitter. Make sure your profile and cover photo is clear and it is introducing yourself or your business. It is good to use a photo that shows you doing something important on your Twitter account cover. Choose an id document that can prove your identity fast and easy, passport can be a wise choice. Find a good and logical reason to provide that why you want your account to be verified and support your submission.
As soon as you finished filling the form out, you will have a brief summary of your submission. Then a confirmation message would let you know that Twitter is considering your request. You will receive their final decision, whether it is confirmation or rejection, on your email after Twitter reviewed all you information.
Warnings of losing Twitter verification badge
Twitter has some restriction that warns verified users that there might lose their verification in case they take some special actions on the platform that will cause the blue tick remove. Here is a list of those activities.
- Your Twitter account must not be used for misleading people. As an example you should not change your name or bio to pretend you are someone else.
- Your Twitter account must not be used for spreding hate or violence against other people for any reason. You must not directly attack or threat others on the social network. Supporting groups on individuals that have activities against different sex, gender, color, sexual issues, etc is also banned on verified accounts.
- You should not illustrate any sign of violence and dangerous behavior. Of course avoid any terrorism and physical violence too.
- You should not encourage others to self-harm or suicide at any particular way.
- And any other activity that is against the Twitter rules might cause you to lose your badge.
How long does it take to get the Twitter verification result?
There is no specific number that Twitter answer your request on that set period. It all depends on how Twitter goes through many requests that are made daily by vast number of users. However based on reports it usually takes one or two week until you get the acceptance or denial email on your inbox. In the mean time keep checking your mail box.
In case your verification request is rejected by Twitter, do not worry. Just be patient and apply for verification 30 days later. There is no limitation that how many times you can request for it.
Is Twitter account verification totally suspended?
By the way at this time Twitter has announced that their verified account program is currently on hold and Twitter is not accepting any new requests for now.
After verifying Jason Kessler’s Twitter account, the organizer of August’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, that caused the death of a woman after she was rammed by a car allegedly driven by a white supremacist, Twitter has suspended its verification program. Since then the company did not say how long it would suspend the verification program or how it would fix it.
There is no confirm news that when the feature will be available or is it even going to be back again? We will inform you with the updates.