Twitter is set to begin its public verification program again after it was briefly stopped following a high-profile security breach. The blue badge is one of the ways Twitter help people distinguish the authenticity of accounts that are of high public interest.
People who want to be verified on Twitter will be able to apply through their phone’s app once a software update takes effect, which will be as soon as Thursday for some people, according to the company.
Who’s eligible for Verification
To qualify for verification, you must fit the criteria of one of the six categories listed below:
- Companies, brands and organizations
- News organizations and journalists
- Sports and gaming
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
In addition your account must be complete, meaning you have a profile name, a profile image and either a confirmed email address or phone number.
Your account must also be active within the last six months. You can read more about ineligible accounts in the policy as well.
How to Apply for Twitter Verification
To begin the verification process, applicant will go into the Account Settings tab on the Twitter App and proceed. If you don’t see this update immediately, don’t worry Twitter is gradually rolling it out.
Once you submit your application, you can expect an emailed response from Twitter within few days or weeks depending on how many open applications are in queue.
If your application is approved, you’ll see the blue badge automatically on your profile. However, if you are denied verification, you can reapply 30 days after receiving our decision on your application.