For an individual to get verified on twitter is not that easy and might take a long process but trust me when twitter verify your account people will trust and want to do business with you that if your account it’s a business account cause they will know that the account belong to the real person an not an imposter.
What does Twitter verification mean
To get verified on twitter is a signal that twitter recognizes your account as real, credible, authentic, special and of interest to the public and this simply means you are not manipulating, impersonating or spamming anyone and you’re also not violating any copyright or trademark laws, either.
Note: that you can not add the blue verification checkmark yourself and if you try doing that it will get you suspended, because only twitter have the right to verify your account and give you the blue verification checkmark. Find more details on this not to do below.
The blue verified checkmark on twitter let other users know that your account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue checkmark on your account you must make sure your account is notable, authentic and active.
Authentic: This is to encourage and maintain trust between users on the platform, in order to be verified you will need to confirm your identity on twitter. Depending on the category, you will be asked to choose one of the following three methods of verifying your identity:
ID verification: Provide a photo/picture of a valid official government issued identification document, such as your Passport or Driver’s License. This requirement do apply to companies, brands, or organizations but applies to individuals.
Official email address: Provide an official email address with a domain relevant to take note that category you choose are for individuals, the organization the domain is associated with must be Verified on Twitter.
Official website: Provide the link to an official website that references you or your organization and your Twitter account, For individuals the organization that owns the website must be Verified on Twitter.
Notable: Take note that your account must be represented or associated with highly recognized brand or individual, In addition to confirm identity of the controller of the account, Twitter will Verify the following types of accounts based on the point of reference described. Twitter may independently confirm qualifying affiliation through direct outreach or business partnerships. For each category before confirming notability twitter may request the following type of information:
Google Trends: It will ask you to provide a link to a profile on Google Trends that illustrate search history and is linked to the category in which you are applying.
Follower or Mention Count: If your account is discovered to be in the top 05% follower or mention count for your geographic location, it may count towards notability evidence for certain categories.
Other industry specific references: Twitter may ask for more industry particular references such as a link to an IMDB page for entertainment, Depending on the category.
News Coverage: Twitter will ask you to provide news write up that are about to reference yourself or your organization multiple times in the article. These writeup must be from verified news organizations and must not be a self published content or blog. Must categories may require you to send/submit articles that reference to your organization’s Twitter handle in addition to referring to you or your organization.
Note: That twitter uses a mix of internal signals to value the the quality of being authentic of a given account’s followers and engagement.
Active: you must be active on your twitter account with a record of commitment to the twitter rules.
Security: you must make sure that your account have a confirm phone number or email address.
Active use: you must have logged into your account in the last six (6) months and the account must be public at the time of application.
Complete: your account must have a profile image and a user name
Note: That twitter will set aside the right to deny your verification if your account can meet up the above guide through artificial activity.
Categories for Verification
The specific requirements for the quality of being authentic, activity and notability are outlined by category and the part below:
Entertainment or Production Company: If your account is of major entertainment companies such as film studios, music and TV networks organization may be verified. Any official accounts of productions associated with these organization such as events/festivals, film or TV shows may be verified as long as they are connected or attached with a verified entertainment entities.
Sports and gaming: The account of the professional sports leagues, teams, clubs and global competitions/tournament such as Paralympics and Olympics.
Activists and organizers: Apart from the professional categories listed above, those who are using Twitter effectively to bring awareness, share information and galvanize community members around a cause to bring about cultural change, socioeconomic, political may be verified.
Content creators and influential individuals: A confirmed digital content creators who regularly publish original content regardless of the platform for at least six 6 moths earlier to applying and meet the follower or mention guideline listed below for other influential individuals.
Your account must satisfy the guild outlined in the above category denoting “active” accounts.
Account is reflecting an individual and not an organization.
Individuals in News: Accounts of an individual employed in a public facing news reporting role including editors, news anchors and reporters by a verified news organizations
Government Office Account: An account that belongs to a current government agencies, department and institutions. The account includes relevant link to an official government URL on the profile
The account must satisfy the guild outlined in the above category denoting “active” accounts.
How do I know if I am Verified
How to know if you are verified is to look for the blue verified checkmark on your profile. Any verified account must have the blue checkmark on his/her Twitter profile next to their display name.
This are what you need to get your twitter account verified
- Make sure your profile meets twitter’s activity level
- Go to your account setting and then you can start the verification process, once you click on “request verification”
- A pop up will come out telling you more of what you need to know about twitter verification
- By selecting the right category you are telling twitter who you are
- Twitter will ask you to provide proof that you have selected the right category E.g. articles about you, your official website and so on
- Provide an official email address, government issued ID to verify your identity then click send/submit you can now wait for twitter to get back to you.
How to stay verified on Twitter
Even once your account is verified, you can actually lose your blue verification checkmark if you don’t follow or obey Twitter community guidelines and their rules. once you do any of this it may result to removing your Twitter verification checkmark and once you lose it you might not get it back
Advantage of being verified on twitter
To have a verified twitter account there are lot of obvious benefits
- You will have more followers
- You will immediately be recognized as an authority or influencer and not an imposter
- You will gain respect and trust from other users
- You can defend yourself against impersonation attempts
The blue verification checkmark on your profile means that you will have a closer connection with other verified users. your replies, retweets and likes from other verified users can not be hidden and you will always be protected from impersonators that want to use your influence to grow or forward their own program may be it to spread fake news, spam your followers or steal your followers’ personal information.