Twitter is excited to share that starting this week, they will begin rolling out the new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verification on Twitter.
Over the past several months, we’ve been working to bring clarity to the verification eligibility criteria and launched a new policy shaped by public feedback. We also started enforcing that policy by automatically removing the verified badge from accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for verification, such as those that are inactive or incomplete. We’re grateful for all who participated in our public feedback period and shared ideas for how we can improve verification on Twitter.
Today’s application rollout marks the next milestone in our plans to give more transparency, credibility and clarity to verification on Twitter. Below, we share more about this application process and what’s next in our work to help people understand who they’re interacting with on Twitter.
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
How can you apply to get verified?
Over the next few weeks, everyone on Twitter will start to see the new verification application directly in the Account Settings tab. If you don’t see this update immediately today, don’t worry! Twitter is gradually rolling it out to everyone to ensure that they can review applications in a timely manner.
Once you submit your application, you can expect an emailed response from Twitter within a few days, but this could take up to a few 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.