The definition of the checkmark is changing. Previously, Twitter used a blue checkmark to indicate active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements. We’re changing what the checkmark means.
A blue checkmark may mean two different things:
- the account has an active subscription to the new Twitter Blue subscription service and has met our eligibility criteria or
- the account was previously verified under the legacy verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic).
Twitter Blue subscribers will need to meet our eligibility criteria below to receive or retain the blue checkmark.
Only accounts actively subscribed to Twitter Blue are eligible to receive the blue checkmark.
Our team uses an eligibility criteria on when the checkmark is given to ensure we maintain the integrity of the platform. Your account must meet the following criteria to receive or retain the blue checkmark:
Complete: Your account must have a display name and profile photo
Active use: Your account must be active in the past 30 days to subscribe to Twitter Blue
Security: Your account must be older than 90 days upon subscription and have a confirmed phone number
The checkmark will appear once our team reviews your Twitter Blue subscribed account and if it meets our requirements.
As a result of this change, Twitter will no longer be accepting applications for the blue Verification checkmarks under the previous criteria (active, notable, and authentic).
In accordance with the Twitter Terms of Service, including our Purchaser terms, Twitter may remove the checkmark of an account at any time without notice.
To minimize confusion and promote integrity on the platform, changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle) will result in a temporary loss of the blue checkmark until your account is validated as continuing to meet our requirements. No further changes to your profile photo, display name, or username will be allowed during this review period.
The checkmark will appear again once our team reviews your Twitter Blue subscribed account and if it continues to meet our requirements.
Twitter may also remove the checkmark from accounts that are found to be in violation of the Twitter Rules.
You may not purchase Twitter Blue if you are a person with whom Twitter is not permitted to have dealings under US and any other applicable economic sanctions and trade compliance law.
Any violation of the Twitter Terms of Service or Twitter Rules, manipulation of Twitter processes, or circumvention of enforcement actions may result in the loss of the checkmark or in certain instances, suspension.