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20th Jul 2016

Now you can get a blue verification tick on Twitter

You can apply now.

Laura Holland

Ever wanted a blue verification tick on Twitter? Well, now is your chance to get one.

Twitter has opened up the selection process for the blue tick to the public. Before now only people of public interest were given the blue verified badge on Twitter, with the primary function of letting people know if that account is authentic.

The criteria was, “Users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas.”

But now that’s all about to change as they’ve introduced an application process for everyone else. If anyone wants to submit their account for verification they will need to have everything on their profile up to date and verified, including a verified phone number, email, biography and birthday, profile and header images, a website and have tweets set to public.

You can submit a request to verify an account by filling out this online form, and once you have done that, Twitter will respond to your request through email. If you are unsuccessful, you can submit another request for the same account 30 days after receiving the email.

According to Digital Spy, Twitter vice president Tina Bhatnagar said, “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.

“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.”