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Verification FAQ

Verification on Twitter 

What does verification mean?

Verification is part of our commitment to serve the public conversation by helping inform people of the authenticity of accounts with high public interest.

Who can be verified on Twitter?

To be verified, your account must be notable, authentic, and active. The six types of notable accounts we currently verify are:

  1. Government
  2. Companies, brands and non-profit organization
  3. News organizations and journalists
  4. Entertainment
  5. Sports and esports
  6. Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

You can read the full set of eligibility criteria in our verification policy

The Application Process

How do I apply for  verification?

You can apply for account verification through your Account Settings on the Twitter app and on twitter.com.

  1. Click on the [...] icon.
  2. Go to your Settings and privacy
  3. Go to your Account and scroll over to Account information and tap Verification Request
  4. Tap Start Request
  5. Submit your request and we will get back to you with a decision

When can I apply for verification?

Starting May 20, 2021, we’ll begin rolling out verification applications to everyone. If you don’t see it in your Account Settings tab right away, don’t worry! Everyone should be able to apply soon. 

 

Do I have to submit an ID to be verified on Twitter? 

No. Verification on Twitter means your account is notable, active, and authentic. To confirm the authenticity of your account, we require verification of your identity. Government issued IDs are just one way we verify your identity. You can also use an official website with direct references to your Twitter account or an official email address with a domain relevant to the category you choose. 

 

What do you do with my ID if I submit it through the application?

We rely on a trusted third party to help us analyze your ID. Twitter will not receive or store a copy of your ID. These parties verify the authenticity of your ID and provide us with limited information and a platform, allowing us to confirm your eligibility for verified account status. For information about how you can access or correct any data submitted, please visit our Privacy Policy.

 

When will I hear back about my verification application?

It may take up to a few weeks to review and process your application, depending on the volume of applications in our queue. Each eligible application is reviewed by a human to ensure we are thoughtfully and thoroughly reviewing all of your application materials. If our queue grows to a point where we aren’t able to honor this review time, we may pause accepting any new applications until we have gotten through our backlog.

 

How will I be notified of your decision?

When you submit an application, we will notify you in-app and through email that we have received your application. We will also notify you via email when your application has been approved or rejected.

 

My application was rejected. When can I apply again?

You’re welcome to reapply for verification 30 days after rejection if you feel that your application should not have been rejected. 

 

How many times can I apply for the blue badge, if rejected? 

You can apply once every 30 days.

 

Why didn’t I get verified? 

We do not comment on individual verification decisions. However, please refer to our policy for more information on why you may not have been verified.

 

How do I know if I am verified?

Look for the blue verified badge on your Twitter profile. All verified accounts have the badge next to their display name.

 

How do I know if someone else is verified?

Verified accounts on Twitter will have a blue badge next to their display name throughout the app.

 

The Verification Policy

Who can be verified on Twitter?

To be verified, your account must be notable, authentic, and active. The six types of notable accounts we currently verify are:

  1. Government
  2. Companies, brands and non-profit organizations
  3. News organizations and journalists
  4. Entertainment
  5. Sports and esports
  6. Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

You can read the full set of eligibility criteria in our verification policy

Can a verified badge be automatically removed from an account?

Yes, as part of our policy, verified badges may be automatically removed from inactive and incomplete accounts. A complete Twitter account is defined as one with all of the following elements:

  • either a verified email address or phone number
  • a profile image
  • a display name

Read our blog post for more about the latest on our verification program.

 

Why might Twitter remove the verified badge from an account?

Twitter may remove the blue verified badge and verified status of a Twitter account at any time and without notice. Some criteria for removing are:

  • If an account changes their username (@handle)
  • If an account becomes inactive or incomplete
  • If the owner of the account is no longer for which position they were initially verified and do not otherwise meet our criteria for verification since leaving such position

We may also remove the blue verified badge from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of the Twitter Rules. This includes: 

Can I request to remove my verified badge?

It’s not currently possible to request that Twitter remove your verified badge.

 

Can I request to remove another account’s verified badge?

It’s not currently possible to request that Twitter remove an account’s verified badge.

 

 

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