Ever wonder how to get a verified twitter account?
If you spend any amount of time on Twitter, you are bound to see some accounts that have a lovely blue badge icon. Has that ever made you wonder how you too can get a verified Twitter account? According to Twitter:
Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue badge icon. An account may be verified if it is determined to be of public interest. Typically this includes accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
Although I only just found this out myself, on the 19th of July 2016, Twitter announced that they’ve created an online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status.
Twitter goes on to say:
Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers – no matter where they are in the world – to easily connect with a broader audience.
So author colleagues, here’s your chance to get a verified twitter account.
To get a verified Twitter account, you first of all need to send a request. To be able to complete the form, your account must have the following:
A verified phone number
A confirmed email address Note: If the account is a company or organization account, the email address associated with the account should be a company or organization email address.
A profile photo
A header photo
A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)Note: This information will be displayed to the audience that you’ve chosen. There are visibility settings available for your birthday that allow you to separately control who on Twitter can see your birth year and who can see your birth day and month in your Twitter profile. Read more here.
Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
For requests to verify individual accounts (that do not represent a company or organization), we require a copy of your official government-issued photo identification (e.g. passport or driver’s license) in order to confirm your request. Information used for this purpose will be deleted.
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