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If you use social media then you might have encountered many verified profiles. You can identify any verified profile by finding a blue tick after the username.
Have you ever been curious about knowing what a verified account is and how you can also get it for yourself?
Most people have the conception that only celebrities and people with millions of followers can get a verified account. Well, it may be true if you told me this a few years back but things have changed considerably now.
Today you can easily get a verified Twitter account by following some simple steps. This post has step by step instructions on how you can apply for a verified Twitter account.
What is a verified Account?
Before showing the steps you need to follow to get a verified account , let us first see the importance of a verified account.
Let me explain this by an example.
Assume that you are big fan of the actor Robert Downey Jr and you want to follow him Twitter. You search for his name and you see the results as shown below.
If you see the search results on Twitter, you will find hundreds of account with the exact name with his profile picture.
So which one you should follow. Imagine if there was no verification system , people would have no idea whom to follow and later they would end up following a fake profile. Finding the genuine one would be next to impossible.
But because of this verification system people can easily differentiate between the fake and the original accounts.
Twitter approves of account types maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.
How to get a verified Twitter account?
Before you applying for the verification process, you need to make sure your account is ready for verification. There are few credentials that need to be updated before you can apply for verification.
These credentials are -
- A verified phone number
- A confirmed email address
- A bio
- A profile photo and a header image
- A birthday. You don't require one if the account is business related or an organisation.
- A website
- Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Make sure you have all the credentials as mentioned above. Apart from them make sure your account has a real name and a profile picture that describes the person or organisation mentioned.
The bio must specify an area of expertise and/or a company mission.
After your account is ready, you need to go to - http:// verification.twitter.com/request
Make sure you logged in before opening this url above.
After opening the page, you should confirm the username you want to use thereafter. There is also a checkbox which you should tick if your account is not
After you proceed ahead, you will see a page which will show if you need some credentials which are missing if there are any.
In my case, I was missing a verified phone number and a birthday. Don't worry about the birthday if the profile is about a company or brand.
After you fulfil the requirements you can again visit the verification page. If you have everything in place you will see a page as shown below.
After you see this page you can click on the continue button to proceed further.
This is final step for verification.
You need to add a minimum of two sources which clearly shows the relation between the person or company which helps them identify the user better. You can add any web page which shows a relation between your Twitter handle and you.
For this, I have added my official website and a community website which shows a clear relation between me and my Twitter handle.
Apart from this, you need to write some lines as to why your account should be verified. However, there is a limit of 500 characters. This is basically to filter the requests they
Make sure you write enough to increase your chances of verification.
After this you shall see a confirmation page as shown below.
After you click the submit button, the application will go to the processing stage.
You can hope to get a confirmation mail from twitter soon.
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