Twitter’s public verification program is ongoing after a brief stop due to a high-profile security breach. The blue badge is one of the ways Twitter help people distinguish the authenticity of accounts that are of high public interest.
People who want to be verified on Twitter can now apply through their phone’s app.
Who’s eligible for Verification
To qualify for verification, you must fit the criteria of one of the six categories listed below:
- Companies, brands and organizations
- News organizations and journalists
- Sports and gaming
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
You will need to confirm your identity with Twitter in order to be verified. This process is to encourage and maintain trust between users on the platform.
Your account must represent or otherwise be associated with a prominently recognized individual or brand, in line with the notability criteria described below.
Your account must be active with a record of adherence to the Twitter Rules.
In addition, your account must be complete, meaning you have a profile name, a profile image and either a confirmed email address or phone number.
Your account must also be active within the last six months. You can read more about ineligible accounts in the policy as well.
How to Apply for Twitter Verification
- To begin the verification process,
- Go to Account Settings tab on the Twitter App
- Select Settings and Support.
- Go to Settings and Privacy.
- Select Your account.
- Select Account information. Enter in your password to continue.
- Under Verified, select Request Verification. Then Start request.
Once you submit your application, you can expect an emailed response from Twitter within a few days or weeks, depending on how many open applications are in queue.
If your application is approved, you’ll see the blue badge automatically on your profile.
However, if you are denied verification, you can reapply 30 days after receiving our decision on your application.