Twitter is expanding its verified accounts program to more users and simplified the application process
Finally, getting a verified Twitter account is now possible for (almost) anyone.
Until now, verified accounts were reserved to A-list artists, celebrities or well-known institutions.
That time is now over folks. You can get your vanity “blue mark” social media recognition too!
“We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification,” said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president of user services.
Well it does not mean that absolutely anyone can get a blue check mark, but at least there is an official process now (you don’t need to “know someone who knows someone” anymore)
The criteria to getting a verified account has not changed — accounts will still be scrutinized and deemed important enough to be considered of “public interest.”
So, if you believe your profile is of “public interest”, go ahead and fill out this form but before you start, you will need to make sure that your Twitter account meets all criteria (extract from the Twitter FAQ):
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
- A bio
- A profile photo
- A header photo
- A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
- A website
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Twitter also provides some general recommendations:
- If the account belongs to a person, the name reflects the real or stage name of the person.
- If the account is a corporation or company account, the name reflects the real name of the corporation or company.
- The profile and/or header photo reflects the person, the corporation’s branding, or the company’s branding.
- If the account is a corporate or company account, the email address associated with the account is a corporate or company email address.
Good luck and send us pictures of your blue mark!