Last week, Twitter announced that they have created an application process for all users to receive verified status for their Twitter account.
The aim is to help users find high quality accounts to follow and to help creators and influencers to easily connect with a broader audience.
How To Submit A Twitter Verification Request
Submitting a verification request is relatively simple. All you need to do is fill out this form.
Before you complete the form, you must ensure that your account has the following details completed:
- Your name is your real name, or your stage name. For businesses this must be your correct company name.
- A profile photo that is of you, or reflects your company branding.
- A header image.
- A bio.
- Your birthday – this one is not required for company page verification.
- A website linking to your work.
- A verified phone number.
- A confirmed email address.
- Tweet settings are set to public.
When completing the application form you will also be asked to provide URLs to at least two websites that Twitter can use to help identify you. The last part of the application process requires a 500 character summary of why your account should be verified.
If you are an individual, be sure to explain the impact you have in your field in this section. If you’re a business, use the 500 characters to let Twitter know your mission
Twitter will respond to your request via email. Denied requests can be resubmitted after 30 days.
Why Should I Verify My Twitter Account?
Once you have your shiny blue tick, you will be placed amongst the ranks of just 187,000 of 320 million Twitter users who currently have verified status. That’s just 0.6% of all Twitter users.
Verification also offers you authenticity and showcases you as having a high quality account that is of interest to the public. This will be particularly beneficial for businesses operating in the service industries.
If you have any difficulty in updating your Twitter account settings as detailed in this post, please leave a comment below and we will get back to you.