Verification FAQ

What does verification mean?

The blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. 


Who can be verified on Twitter?

To be verified, your account must be notable 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

Can I apply for verification now?

You can now apply for verification. Please read the criteria to understand if your account qualifies. 

On web, navigate to Settings and privacy > Your account > Account information. Once you enter your password, go to Request Verification. On Android and iOS, tap on Settings and Privacy > Account > Verification request.


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 check next to their display name throughout the app.


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.


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.


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 account name (@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 badge from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of the Twitter Rules. This includes: 

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