Behold, the power that comes with being verified on Twitter.
In case you’re unaware, Twitter allows its more high-profile users to get verified. When that happens, the social media platform places a “blue check” on the user’s profile. For those of us who use Twitter regularly, this symbol establishes a sense credibility—whether it’s deserved or not.
As you continue to build your audience, you may wonder: can I get verified on Twitter? While Twitter has fairly high standards for who it verifies, it’s worth taking a few minutes to give it a try.
Step 1: Start a verification request
Log in to your account and visit Twitter’s Account Verification Request page. Before you hit “Continue,” be sure to read through all the verification approval requirements. This will allow you to prepare your account for review and give you the best chance at getting verified on Twitter.
Step 2: Submit your username
On the next page, Twitter will ask you to confirm the username you’re submitting for verification. The username of the account under which you are logged in will be automatically populated in the entry form, but you can change the username if you’re seeking verification for a different account.
If your account is for a business or organization, check the box that appears immediately under the username form. Then, click “Next.”
Step 3: If needed, provide more information
At this stage, Twitter will ask you to provide any information that may be missing from your profile. Add any necessary information to your profile for Twitter to accept your verification request, and then return to this page.
Once your profile is complete, you can move on to the next step.
Step 4: Provide reference website links
To get verified on Twitter, you’ll need to provide links to at least two websites that provide credibility to your account. Including your personal or company website is a good start. You should also include links to any media coverage you’ve received or web pages demonstrating that you have public influence.
Step 5: Make your case
Next, you’ll be asked to explain why you should be verified on Twitter.
If you’re an individual, focus on the impact you’ve had in your field and highlight the fact that you have become well-known among your audience. If you have a business or organization profile, include your mission and explain the scope of your products and services.
Take a few minutes to think about this before you write. This is your opportunity to make your case for Twitter verification. When you’re finished, click “Next.”
Step 6: Review your request
Take a moment to review all the information you’ve provided and make sure you haven’t left out anything important. Once you click “Submit,” Twitter will begin the review process. You will receive a notification via email once a decision has been reached.
If your request gets denied, note that you can submit a new request after 30 days.
Step 7: Complete the verification process
If your account is approved, you will receive a direct message from the @Verified account giving you instructions on how to complete the process. Click on the link provided to move forward.
In general, it’s easier for a business or organization to get verified on Twitter than an individual. Regardless, follow these steps to see if you can get that coveted blue check on your profile!
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