Twitter Verification Now Open To All: How To Complete Verification Process Form And Get Your Own Blue Check Mark

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Twitter will now allow anyone to get verified. Find out what you'll need and how to fill out the verification process form. here. Getty

If you’ve always wanted one of those blue check marks next to your Twitter handle that verifies you’re not only truly legit, but also someone Twitter recognizes, you may be in luck. Twitter has just opened its verification process up to the public – provided you’re willing to provide some very deanonymizing information.

It used to be that Twitter verification was very few and far between and only was given to celebrities, business accounts or other individuals of note. Now it seems, the company is looking for ways to allow any user to show they’re really who they say they are.

"We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification," said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter's vice president of user services, in a statement. "We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience."

So how does one get themselves verified by Twitter? On paper, the process seems fairly straightforward. If you over to Twitter’s account support page while signed into you Twitter account, you’ll find a section that allows you to request account verification.

The form is fairly simple to fill out but does require you do a few things to your twitter account before you fill it out.

How To Complete Twitter Verification Process Form

First, you need to make sure you’ve added the following items or toggled the proper settings on your Twitter account. You can do all of these things by visiting the settings (gear icon) of your twitter account.

  • phone number
  • email address
  • A bio
  • A profile photo
  • A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
  • A website
  • Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy setting

If all these things are in place, then you are ready to fill out the verification request form found here. Again, don’t attempt to fill out the form before you’ve done these things or it’ll just kick you out.

Besides having those things in order, you also need to collect two or three websites that can confirm your identity. For example, a link to you Facebook page, Instagram or Tumblr would probably work. Or if you have a personal blog or other published material online. In addition, you will be required to submit a picture of a photo ID. If you aren’t super comfortable with Twitter having your driver’s license info or some other sensitive identification material, hang up your verifications dreams, because they definitely ask for it.

If you are cool with all that, though, then you are ready to fill out the verification form. The form is very simple and will take only a few minutes. Once you’ve completed it, it then goes into a review queue.

There’s no indication of how good one’s chances are of actually being verified, but at least if you are interested, it gives you an opportunity.

A few of our writers at iDigitalTimes have submitted verification requests and if we make it successfully through the process, we’ll be sure to update this post with more info.

 

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