Twitter has abandoned accepting the verification request for some reasons, but now it has started the program again. Twitter will now again accept the verification request for public profiles.
How to get Twitter Account Verified
To participate in the program and apply for a verified account, your account need to be public and fall under any of these categories government, companies, brands and organizations, news organizations and journalists, entertainment, sports and gaming, activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.
In addition to the above category, you should satisfy the official criteria for a Twitter verified account.
“The blue badge is one of the ways we help people distinguish the authenticity of accounts that are of high public interest. It gives people on Twitter more context about who they’re having conversations with so they can determine if it’s trustworthy, which our research has shown leads to healthier, more informed conversations,” wrote Twitter in its blog post.
How to Apply for Twitter Verified Account
Twitter users will see the new verification application in the Account Settings tab of their profile as per Twitter's statement. This is feature will be released gradually to users so, you might not see the option now but in few days you will have the option in your Profile Settings Tab.
According to Twitter, you could expect an emailed response to your application in a few days. This could even take few weeks if many users apply, which is most likely to be the case. If your application gets rejected, you can reapply after 30 days. While some users consider blue checkmark a vanity metric, most eligible Twitter users seem hyped to get onboard.
Moreover, Twitter will be expanding verification categories to include scientists, academics, and religious leaders later this year. In the same blog post, the company also revealed the upcoming rollout of a way to denote account type on automated accounts and memorialized accounts in the next few months.
Expansion of categories would really help people to get verified in various and exact categories which they work for. This is a good step from Twitter. Follow us on Twitter as well. GizMeek Twitter.