But, since Monday, the platform is accepting new orders. The process for the verification seal was launched by Twitter on the 20th of May and 8 days later, on the 28th, it was paused. It is not yet known whether the process will be paused again according to demand.
What is a verified Twitter account?
Ever see a Twitter profile with a checkmark next to the name of the person?
See Kim Kardashian’s profile for an example. That checkmark is called a “verified badge”. It lets people know that the account is authentic and of public interest. You’ll see it on profiles and in search results.
Who is eligible to be verified on Twitter?
Twitter verifies accounts maintained by users in “music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas”. It’s unclear if Twitter ever verifies everyday people, but we’re assuming no. Currently, to receive the so-called “blue badge”, Twitter said your account must be “authentic, notable, and active”.
How to get verified on Twitter
If you believe your Twitter account is of public interest and should be verified, you can apply through your account settings in the Twitter app and on twitter.com. Simply follow the steps below.
- Click on the […] icon.
- Go to your Settings and privacy
- Go to your Account and scroll over to Account information.
- Tap Verification Request
- Tap Start Request
- Submit your request.
- Twitter will get back to you with a decision. It may take a few weeks.
Note: Twitter will ask you to prove your account is “authentic, notable, and active”. For criteria required, see this FAQ page.
Who reviews verification requests?
Twitter each eligible application is reviewed “by a human” to ensure it is “thoughtfully and thoroughly” considered. Sometimes, Twitter will pause accepting applications if it experiences a backlog. It paused in May 2021, for instance, but re-opened days later.
It is to note that the profile verification feature on Twitter is not new and the platform had been recognising such accounts for long. However, because of some confusion over endorsements, Twitter had suspended it back in 2017.