How to get verified your Twitter account

Sara Martín
28 June, 2018

Verifying an account on Twitter brings multiple advantages., especially if you have a personal brand account or professional profile. The first step is to request verification of your account by following these instructions.

Steps to verify an account on Twitter

Here are the steps to request verification of your account:

1 Go to ‘Settings’

Log in with the account you want to verify and go to Account Settings. This button can be found in the left side column, ‘More options’> ‘Settings and Privacy’.

2 Click Verification Request

With this button, you will start the process to achieve the verification of your Twitter account.

At the moment, this button is only available on some accounts. Don’t be overwhelmed or worry if you do not have it yet. Twitter is doing it gradually to be able to review all the requests in the best possible way.

3 Choose the category

This step consists of selecting the type of account or profile you have on Twitter. Depending on which one you choose, the platform has different requirements.

If you are not sure to which one you belong, Twitter has a button to help you choose the right category for you. 

In addition to being in one of the categories, you need to have your account with all the information: profile name, profile picture and email address to access this blue badge. It also has to be active in the last six months and be compliant with the platform’s rules.

4 Verify your Identity

Once you have picked the category of your account, you need to select how to confirm your identity, a necessary step before Twitter grants you the verification.

In this case, you can choose to do it through your ID, an email, or a web page that directly refers to your Twitter account.

5 Wait for Twitter’s decision

Now it’s time to wait to know what Twitter decides. If you have followed the steps correctly and the platform accepts your request, you will receive an email with the response from Twitter and the blue badge automatically will appear next to your username.

If, on the other hand, your request has been denied by mistake, you can request it again 30 days after Twitter made the decision.

Categories to verify your Twitter account

If you want to request the verification of Twitter, your account has to be within one of the categories that you can choose.

What are these accounts?

✅ Government.

✅ Companies, brands, and non-profit organizations.

✅ News organizations or journalists.

✅ Entertainment.

✅ Sports and esports.

✅ Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.

Are there possibilities to expand the categories?

Twitter is aware that these categories do not represent all the profiles you find on the social network. So its plan is to expand the categories by the end of the year. Among them those of scientists, academics and religious leaders.

Advantages of verifying your Twitter account

In addition to the obvious advantages why everyone wants to verify their Twitter account right now, it has other benefits that are unknown to most people:

  • You get more followers

Verified accounts attract more followers. Twitter users know that there is a profile that shares truthful information and will not be misled.

  • Increase the visibility of your account

A profile with a blue badge has a better chance of appearing in the top search positions on Twitter.

Of course, if a user searches for an account related to some topic and finds a verified one, it is easier for them to click on it than on another.

  • Build trust

This aspect is quite helpful for online businesses, where trust in them is weakened due to the multiple profiles that already exist.

Therefore, if a user is interested in a specific type of product that you sell and your account is verified, you will have better chances than your competition if your account is verified.

Verifying an account on Twitter allows users to know if behind that profile is the “famous person or celebrity” indicated.

We have already requested to verify our account. And you?

If you want to know more about Twitter and how to make a good marketing strategy, here is a guide:

Sara Martín

23 Comments

  1. safedriveindia

    You are so cool! I do not believe I have read through anything like that before.So wonderful to find someone with some unique thoughts on this topic.
    Seriously.. thank you for starting this up.

    Reply
  2. Juan David Rey Reina

    I go to the link verification.twitter.com/request but still show me that I cant verify my account, it says “check back soon”, what Im doing wrong? :(. Psdt: sorry for my english, hablo español.

    Reply
    • Alberto

      Hola Juan,

      tienes también los artículos en español por si lo prefieres.
      Cuando intentas verificar tu cuenta de Twitter te aparece que lo revises pronto porque ahoramismo la plataforma no verifica más cuentas. El proceso de verficación se encuentra cerrado y no sabremos cuando se volverá a abrir.

      Un saludo

  3. Montana

    this was great, and useful thanks for sharing

    Reply
  4. monica

    I finally did it – Thank you so much for the valuable tipps!

    Reply
  5. c p sharma

    hi my acoount is not verify please tell me how to verify my account
    my account is politics.

    Reply
    • Sergio Nieto

      Hi,

      At the moment they are not accepting any new requests. It is necessary to wait until they open the process again.

    • Jean Paul

      I have read that the process is suspended at the moment, and at the same time I have noticed that many accounts, including from normal citizens, are getting verified (even within the period since which the process is suspended). I can mention for example @mackenziebezos who twitter in April 2019.

      I don’t know why this discrimination occurs, but it would be good to have a better fair and transparent way of doing the verification process for everyone, not only some users who have power or connection to twitter.

      Best!

  6. Rahul Yadav

    Great article! i hope it’ll help me

    Reply
  7. Khushboo

    Twitter has stopped taking new requests for a very long time. Any idea when will it start again in 2019?

    Reply
    • Sara Martín

      We don’t have any information about it, sorry!

  8. Anne

    really such a useful information

    Reply
  9. MRITUNJUAY TIWARI

    really very useful information.this said

    Reply
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