How to get the blue verified badge on Twitter?
To send a verification request, you need to sign in to Twitter using the login details of the account that you want to verify. Find the verification request form in the profile settings or click on this link and follow instructions.
What are the criteria for getting a blue badge on Twitter?
To complete your account verification on Twitter, make sure that it meets the following criteria:
- Your Twitter account should be complete, featuring your profile name and picture;
- It must be an active account, to which signed in during the last 6 months;
- Your Twitter account should be using a verified phone number and/or email address;
- The account shouldn’t have had a 12-hour or 7-day lockout for violating Twitter rules for the past half a year.
Who can be verified on Twitter?
To be verified, your Twitter account should be notable. Currently, Twitter verifies accounts in such categories as:
- Government (accounts of key government officials and offices, including heads of state, elected officials, appointed ministers, institutional entities, ambassadors, and official spokespeople);
- Companies, brands, non-profit organizations (accounts representing prominent organizations, and secondary affiliated accounts, including companies, brands, non-profit organizations, as well as their leaders and other prominent executives);
- News organizations and journalists (any official accounts of qualifying news organizations, and individual accounts of journalists employed by qualifying organizations);
- Entertainment (accounts of major entertainment companies, such as film studios, TV networks, and music entities);
- Sports and esports (accounts of professional sports leagues, teams, rostered athletes, and coaches listed on the official team website with a link to the account, or in sports data services);
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals (people who are using Twitter effectively to bring awareness, share information, and galvanize community members around a cause, to bring about socio-economic, political, or cultural change, or to otherwise foster community).
What accounts cannot get the blue badge of Twitter verification?
Even if an account matches all the above-mentioned criteria, there is a list of accounts that are ineligible for Twitter verification. It includes:
- Parody, newsfeed, commentary, and fan accounts;
- Pets and fictional characters (the exception are pets and characters directly affiliated with a verified Company, Brand, or Organization);
- Accounts that severely violate Twitter rules, platform manipulation, and spam policy;
- Accounts of individuals or groups associated with the coordinated harmful activity, or hateful content, the ones that committed gross human rights violations, etc.