Twitter has updated its verification policies, explaining who can qualify for the blue tick

Do you need to get a blue verified checkmark beside your username? The verification of your Twitter account would help to give your profile a authority touch and authenticity. Well, if we talk about past months, the little birdie was being ungenerous about giving out those badges. The reason might be the inappropriate verification of fake accounts. But the platform in August 2021 resumed the process to review the application of the people who wanted to apply. For the convenience of users, Twitter has clarified the verification rules and updated the list of requirements that are needed to get the blue tick mark.

They have a list of options to choose from where one can describe what kind of account they have. There are two ways to show that your account qualifies. For a public presence, you have to provide a link to evidence of the substantial presence in open forums, like Google Trends based on search history and Wikipedia, where you should have an article about your organization or yourself. For other industries, they may ask for specific references. In the case of news coverage, blogs and unproven sources won’t be entertained. You will be asked for three links from reputable news organizations that have covered or referenced your Twitter account within the last six months.

Before these notable rules, you need to complete your profile essentials. By that, we mean a verified email address, display name, and picture. Make sure that you are active on the platform and engaging with the other content like replying, retweeting, following other verified profiles, and sharing tweets more often. Twitter can remove the badge if it finds your account inactive or incomplete. Now, if you think that you fit into the criteria then simply head towards your account information to request the verification.

Furthermore, Twitter has specifically listed the accounts that are ineligible to receive a blue badge.

1- Parody, commentary, and fan accounts.

2- Pets and fictional characters, unless they are directly affiliated with verified business accounts.

3- Accounts engaged in severe violations of Twitter’s policies.

4- Accounts of individuals or groups associated with coordinated harmful activity or hateful content.

However, the updated rules by Twitter have given us a better idea about their strictness and adherence to its policies.

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