Now everyone can apply for Twitter’s Verified badge, not just celebrities and VIPs

By , Jul 20, 2016

Twitter Verified comic

The unthinkable has happened: Twitter has decided to open its account verification system to the masses. That’s right, everyone can now apply to have their account verified for bragging rights in the form of that blue checkmark next to their Twitter account name, which used to be the privilege of the rich and famous. But there’s a catch: Twitter says that it will approve accounts that are “of public interest” so you’ll need to tell them why they should verify your account.

“If the account represents a person, we want to understand their impact in their field,“ says the firm. If you provide URLs to support your request, you must choose sites that “help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field.”

And to confirm your identity, Twitter may request that you scan and upload a legible copy of your government-issued ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

You can submit a request to verify an account by filling out this form.

Twitter will respond to your request via email. If denied, you’re permitted to submit another request for the same account 30 days after receiving the email from Twitter

For more information on the account verification process see this support doc.

Source: Twitter

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  • Chris

    It still isn’t just for everyone though, you need to (if not a business) have two websites that can prove your identity along with making a case as to why you should receive a verified badge.

    Open to everyone, still not for everyone.

  • Digitalfeind

    Twitter; now you too can feel smug and important like everyone else.

  • Mike M. Powell

    But who cares if they got a verify sticker doe?