How to Get Twitter Verified in 2019
What is Twitter Verification?
The Twitter verification badge is an honor few have in 2019. The badge is part of the verified account program and signifies an account of public interest and has many benefits. As a verified account, you will have more credibility and look more attractive to potential followers. You will also show up higher in search results due to your verification status. You can see a list of verified Twitter accounts in 2019 by going to Twitter’s verified page.
How Do I Get Verified on Twitter in 2019?
Currently, Twitter is not accepting any new requests for verifications but will be resuming very soon. They are working their way through the backlog of recent verification requests. They will notify all users when they are currently accepting new applications. Preference will be given to the following types of accounts, as they represent some of the key interest areas and high followed genres across Twitter.
In the meantime, you can get ready by doing some of the following. I suggest working on growing your personal brand, so when the application is open again, you will have no issues getting verified. Twitter wants to verify accounts that are considered public figures, so it is best to try and get some press to make yourself worthy.
First, make sure you understand the reasons you even want to get verified. Everyone has their reasons, but some of the general reasons most want to do it are as follows:
Choice of How Notifications & Mentions Would be Displayed:
You will have a choice on how any notifications and mentions would be displayed in within your account along with the benefit that they can be easily filtered.
Access to Account Analytics:
You will have an edge of having access to account analytics that is usually only accessible to advertisers. Allowing you to have a greater understanding of how your account is stacking up.
Privacy of Messaging:
The Twitter verification badge will allow you to decide whether he would receive direct messages from all your followers or not and can determine whether the profile viewers would be able to make comments on posts.
The blue verified badge would act as a symbol of proof that the account is owned and managed by the original personality. Cutting down on the possibility of parody or fake accounts.
Raises Brand Image:
Since not everyone has an option to get his account verified and hold a blue badge in their profile, it reflects the status symbol of the person owning a verified account and raises the brand image or value among the public.
STEPS TO GET VERIFIED ON TWITTER
Make sure your account is verification ready
Twitter recommends you optimize your account before going through the verification process for the blue badge, and this is what you must do to get it:
- Your Twitter profile photo must be a real photo or the logo of your business account.
- Use your real name as your name
- Add the link of your website
- Set your account as public
- Add a bio describing clearly the purpose of your account
- Make sure your phone number and email address are verified on Twitter
Gather the information that Twitter will request to verify your account
- A reason for why your personal account should be verified.
- Documentation to prove your identities, such as a driver’s license or passport.
- You must provide links to help demonstrate your identities like your webpage or the one of the business you represent.
You can include your documents in the submission form by taking a photo of your documents or scanning them to upload them to Dropbox. Get the link of the image and paste it in one of the fields for adding links.
Fill out the verification form
Enter this link Verification Application to find the form that you must fill out. Once there, you will have to complete the following information: (NOTE: If the link is not working, it means Twitter is not currently accepting applications from the public.)
- Add a link to at least two websites to verify your identity.
- An explanation of why your account should be verified in 500 characters maximum.
- Personal Documents
Some recommendations to successfully fill out the verification form:
- All the text should be original, avoid copy-pasting it from other places as it is going to be verified.
- Make sure your photo is clear.
- The document that you provide to prove your identity should be easy to verify.
- You must demonstrate that you have a good reason to be verified and that you have a career to support your submission, which you can confirm with mentions in the media, articles, etc.
Once you have completed the form, a summary of your submission will appear on the screen. Finally, you will receive a confirmation message saying that your application is under review. You will receive their final decision on your email after one or two weeks. They will approve or reject the verification of your account after reviewing all the information submitted.
If for whatever reason the verification of your account is rejected, you can always try again. Before doing so, make sure your account is optimized correctly and meets all the requirements.
Getting Verified Through Employment or an Agency
Even though the verification application is closed, Twitter is still verifying accounts. Twitter has stated they are not accepting public submissions for verification, but they are receiving privately. If you are a politician, you may use this form here to request verification.
Also, many media companies do have connections to the verification team at Twitter to verify their employees. A lot of journalists can get verified this way. It is worth asking your employer if they know anyone who can verify your Twitter account.
Can I Buy a Twitter Verified Account?
The answer is no. If you are caught buying a Twitter verified account you will get suspended from Twitter permanently. It is better to build your Twitter profile and optimize your account for growth so you can get the blue checkmark in the future.
You will want to build your Twitter following also because you can begin affiliate marketing through Twitter. This provides you a great way of producing income through twitter in 2019.
Where Do I Go from Here?
You should remain active on your Twitter account in hopes that the Twitter verification team takes notice. You may be able to get verified before Twitter opens the application up again.
You can also look into getting verified on Instagram, as Instagram has the application open to the public.
Also, you can follow my Twitter account because I will be posting updates to the program as I hear them. My other social media are listed below: