A lot of individuals feel that verification on Twitter is meant on the number of followers you have. Well, to get Verified on Twitter, read this article to the end.
I have also heard that verification on Twitter is hard from some people. No it’s not if you haven’t tried it yet then don’t conclude.
There is this feeling you get from being a celebrity. The odd feeling when someone from across the world likes, retweets, comments on your post or even follow you. It feels good right?
Social media has that unique feature of putting the spotlight on you, of making you a celebrity.
Twitter has gone a step further. You can apply to be verified on Twitter and receive a blue tick next to your name.
To be verified on Twitter, you simply update your profile with current information, update your email address and phone number, and then fill out a form requesting consideration as a verified user.
I know it’s not as easy as I have outlined it to be so I will give a proper breakdown or a step by step process towards making it a reality.
How to get Verified on Twitter
There are easy steps on how to get Verified on Twitter. They are just give easy steps.
- Fill out your profile completely with profile picture, cover photo, name, website and bio.
- Add a verified phone number and add your email address
- Add your birthday
- Set your tweet as “public”
- Visit the verification form on Twitter
If you are applying for verification of a personal profile, as opposed business profile, you will also need a copy of a photo ID like a passport or drivers license.
In Twitter’s announcement of verified accounts, they listed a few particular elements that might be a factor in which accounts they choose to verify and which they don’t.
The biggest factor in getting verified on Twitter is that the profile is of public interest. Twitter mentioned that public interest might include public figures and organizations in the field of :
- and many others.
So as long as you meet the minimum requirements with your profile, the verification process seems to be a bit subjective in deciding what is of public interest.
If you go through the verification process once and you don’t get Verified, no worries you can try in 30 days.
In regards to completing the five steps on how to get Verified, here are the steps you can use to navigate your way through.
Verify your phone number
You can add a phone number to your account, to verify the number, simply enter the verification code Twitter sends to your email.
Confirm your email address
You can add your email address to your account, to confirm the email, click the link that Twitter sends to your email address.
Add a bio, profile photo, cover photo, website, and birthday
To add or edit this informations, visit your profile on Twitter. Click the Edit Profile button to the right of your Twitter stats.
In editing these information, Twitter recommends your profile name, profile photo, cover photo are your real name and photos or what you represent. And that the bio mentions are area of expertise.
Some may be bothered about adding birthday but not to worry, you can simply click the lock icon when you entering the birthday information to choose who can view it.
Furthermore, set your tweets to public. Go to Twitter security and privacy settings while still logged into your account and uncheck the check box for Tweet privacy.
As you are going to the verification, Twitter will ask you to log into the account you wish to verify. There will also be a paragraph section towards to end where you will have to tell Twitter why you should be verified it has a maximum of 500 words.