Microblogging site Twitter has started accepting applications again for the
verified blue tick. Twitter had paused the verification process earlier on
Saturday (May 29) just days after it relaunched for everyone.
Twitter announced earlier today that users can now apply
for the verified blue badge again. Verified users on Twitter have a blue tick
on their profile expressing the legitimacy of that account.
For people who don’t know how you
can get verified on Twitter, here are the steps you will have to follow to be
eligible for Twitter verification:
1. Fill out your profile completely with profile picture,
cover photo, name, website, and bio
2. Add a verified phone number and confirm your email
3. Add your birthday
4. Set your tweets as “public”
5. Visit the verification form on Twitter
Also, if you’re applying for verification of a personal profile
as opposed to a business profile, you’ll need a copy of a photo ID like a
passport or driver’s license.
Twitter’s listed a
few particular elements that might be a factor in which accounts they choose to
verify and which they don’t. The biggest factor in getting verified on Twitter
is that the profile should be of public interest.
To explain a bit further, Twitter mentions that “public
interest” might include public figures and organizations in the fields of Music,
TV, Film, Fashion, Government, Politics, Religion, Journalism, Media, Sports, Business,
and other key interest areas.
So long as you meet the minimum guidelines
with your profile (things like having a profile photo and a verified phone
number, etc.), the verification process seems to be a bit subjective in
ultimately deciding what is of “public interest.” If you go through the process
once and don’t get verified, no worries. You can try again in 30 days.