How To Get Verified On Twitter | 2018


How To Get Verified On Twitter | 2018

Twitter has been around for years now and remains a popular social media platform because of how accessible it is for all users. Becoming verified on Twitter can help you get the most out of your Twitter experience and possibly open up new windows of opportunity for you at the same time. We will give you a rundown of what being verified on Twitter means, why you should consider getting verified, and, most importantly, how to become a verified Twitter account in 2018. We also have news from Twitter about the verification process. Read on to find out!

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What Does It Mean To Be Verified On Twitter?

Twitter users that have been verified receive a blue check mark next to their name, letting the public know that Twitter has deemed the account to be authentic. As a way to cut back on confusion, Twitter often suspends unverified accounts that try to trick people by having the verified mark in their profile picture, header, or biography section. To determine if an account should be verified, Twitter considers if it is relevant to public interest and typically only grants verification to "users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas." Twitter also wants it to be clear that being verified doesn't mean that someone has been endorsed by the company.

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Why Should I Get Verified On Twitter?

While it may seem silly, it can be a big deal to have your account on Twitter verified. It allows you to connect with like-minded people, gain new friends and followers, and get your work out there for people to experience. Being verified is like being given a certificate of authenticity, giving you the credibility you need to build a public platform and increase your brand. People may not reach out to you if they aren't sure the account actually belongs to you. Being verified also puts you higher in the search results whether someone is searching specifically for your name, job, or a hashtag you have on your bio.

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How To Get Verified On Twitter

We have some bad news. Unfortunately, there isn't a way to become verified at the moment because Twitter has paused the process. They tweeted that they are in the midst of rolling out a new authentication and verification process are aren't taking any public submissions right now in order to focus on the new changes. They are also reviewing accounts that are currently verified and making sure that their behavior falls "within these new guidelines." They wish to work "towards a new program we are proud of."

While it sucks that verification is currently on hold, it is good news Twitter is working toward making the social media platform a safer place for all users. We will update you when we know more, so keep an eye out!