The check mark which distinguished a verified account from the regulars is not only held in high esteem, it also a symbol of status.

As a matter of fact, seeing the blue badge does provide a bit of an ego boost and celebrity moment for regular people like us.

But most importantly, it does bring a significant advantage to businesses and brands.

Now the question is, wouldn't it be nice for you to have that white check mark in a blue cloud on your Twitter profile?

We both know it would, and interestingly, you can apply to be Twitter verified and receive a blue check mark badge next to your name.

How to get verified on twitter?

Here is a simple step by step illustration on how to get verified on twitter

1. Log on to Twitter's support page( to start the process

Find "My account" on the page and click on it.

After that, click on "Managing my account."

You'll see a tab titled "Verify my accounts." Click on it.

From there click on "Request to verify my account."

Upon clicking that, you'll be taken to this page (the page below) to begin the process.

However, you should be aware that there are some certain characteristics your account should have in other to be considered.

And you may as well need to add things like a phone number and website to your profile.

Here, you'll need to enter your Twitter handle.

You should use the check box to indicate the option if your handle represent a brand or a company.

Thereafter, you'll be given the option to enter up to five sites to prove you're a real person. Quite funny, isn't it?

And in addition, Twitter will give you 500 characters to enable you plead your case for being verified.

Before hitting on submit, you'll be asked to double check your information. And this is to ensure that your information is correct.

You should click on submit once you're done.

At this stage, it is congratulations from us to you. You have succeeded in completing the hardest part.

Now, you will have to wait to hear back from Twitter, and this could take a few weeks.


You'll know you're verified when the @verified account follows you on Twitter.

Also, you'll receive an email from Twitter's support team once your request is granted. However, if your request is rejected, Twitter will as well send you an email explaining why.

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