Twitter has finally opened up account verification to everyone. This is good news, as up until now it has been hard to get verified on Twitter.
The blue verified badge on Twitter shows that an account is of public interest and is authentic. When an account is verified, additional settings become available.
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty – how to verify your Twitter account. You can get verified here.
Before you apply, take a look at your account to make sure it is ready. It must have:
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
- A bio
- A profile pic
- A header photo
- A birthday (for private accounts)
- A website
- Tweets set as public
Also, if an account belongs to a person, the name and the profile pic should reflect the real or the stage name of this person.
Twitter will ask you why they should consider verifying your account, and to provide URLs to support your request.
To confirm your identity, you should upload a copy of your driving license or passport.
Now submit your request. Twitter will let you know via email if your account can be verified.