How to get verified on Twitter
People want verification status on Twitter because it makes them look special. It massages their ego.
It also helps make your account look respectable, stand out from the trolls, allows you to trial a number of features before they're rolled out, and can attract you new followers. It's a question people have been asking for years. Who wouldn't want their account verified on Twitter?
There used to be many myths and legends about how to get this mysterious status. The good news is now there's an official way - and it's really easy.
- Go to Request to Verify and follow the instructions. It's that simple.
The question is will you be verified? Twitter uses a very broad definition of who might deserve the special blue tick. They clearly don't want every angry teenager on the internet using it. It's quite subjective, but it's worth a go.
You will need to a public account with a phone number, a bio, a location, an avatar and, for personal accounts, a birthday. You will also need two credible websites which endorse your Twitter handle (handy if you own several websites).
Within seven days, usually after two, you will receive an email with an automated answer. Even if you're not accepted, you can apply again in 30 days.