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

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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.

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

Source: Twitter