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Twitter opens applications for account verification

Twitter had stopped verifying user accounts in 2017.



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Twitter is relaunching its verification program to allow users to apply for a blue checkmark on their profile. In a blog post, Twitter mentioned the changes coming to the verification process.

To get the coveted blue check mark on Twitter, you must fit into one of the six categories listed below:

  • Government
  • Companies, brands and organizations
  • News organizations and journalists
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and gaming
  • Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

In addition to the category-specific eligibility criteria outlined in our verification policy, 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 and have a record of adherence to the Twitter Rules.

Once the application is submitted, you can expect an emailed response from Twitter within a few days. But the process can take up to a few weeks depending on the number of applications received. If your application is approved, you’ll see the blue badge appear automatically on your Twitter profile. Otherwise, you can re-apply after 30 days.

Over the next few weeks, Twitter users will start to see the new verification application form directly in the Account Settings tab. Twitter says it will be gradually rolling out the verification form so that it can review the applications in a timely manner. More categories will be added to the account verification program later this year, according to Twitter.

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