Today I woke up to the enjoyable news of Twitter opening up the Verified Accounts system for all twitter users.
Verified accounts are the one with a small blue mark beside the account name. The blue mark signifies that this account belongs to few honored lot – brands, film celebrities, sports persons, Political leaders, and other key industry experts.
Although they always took an online procedure for account verification, it was still not open to everybody. Additional frequently, it was only the business accounts that had access or at the most a Twitter representative could help you get one.
There was no assured process for normal users to get a verified account which has changed now.
On the announcement, Twitter said –
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
It has to be noted though; the acceptance of an application is still at Twitter’s decision. There is no guarantee that everybody who applies shall get their accounts verified.
Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue badge icon. An account may be verified if it is determined to be of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
Twitter Verified Accounts Guide
It’s not only personal account that can get verified but you can have your brand/company accounts also verified in the same process.
While the process is made public, there are still some prerequisites before you can apply for a verified account. They need to have –
- Verified phone number
- Confirmed email address
- Bio with details
- Profile photo
- Header photo
- Birthdate (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
- Website linked to the account
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Check out the entire verification process here.
Good luck with you process!