If you are very conversant with Twitter getting verified on the micro-blogging platform earns you some kind of respect, the respect that comes with people seeing the blue verified badge on your account page. Gone are the days when only the elite used to get verified on Twitter, the important public figures only, those days it would require a whole lot of process to get your Twitter account verified. Nowadays more accounts are getting verified, as long as you meet Twitter’s requirement for verification.
Getting your account verified on Twitter clears all doubts people might have about your account. With the verified blue badge people know you are solely responsible for the tweets coming from your account unlike a regular user account.
Few days ago, in a statement, Twitter’s vice president of User Services said “We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification. We hope opening this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience.”
Accounts by users in governments, politics, music, sports, business, journalism, media, fashion, etc. may get verified as long as such accounts are of public interest.
Eligibility to Get Twitter Account Verified
Because Twitter is opening the verification process does not mean every Tom, Dick and Harry will get the blue badge. Some Twitter users accounts are not just fit for verification merely looking at them, some users in Nigeria have many user IDs people would not want to associate with; usernames like ‘FunnyCator, Punthief, GrimReaper, etc.’ with names such as ‘Wizkid’s lover, Davido’s boo, mama slayer, Rich dick’ and all kind of vicious names.
To be eligible for verification, your account must have all this:
- A know real name
- A profile photo
- A header photo
- A bio
- Confirmed e-mail address
- A verified phone number
- A website
- Date of birth
- Tweets must not be protected (Private)
Visit the account verification page here, click on continue.
Enter your username and click on next. If you meet all the criteria above you are directed to fill a form and upload necessary document(s) if required. You will be notified via email as to the progress with the verification.
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