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:
Companies, brands and non-profit organizations
News organizations and journalists
Sports and esports
Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
Can I apply for verification now?
We plan to relaunch verification, including a new public application process, in early 2021. There is no way to apply for verification today.
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:
Impersonation or intentionally misleading people on Twitter by changing your display name or bio
Violations that result in immediate account suspension
Repeat violations in Tweets, including but not limited to: hateful conduct policy, abusive behavior, glorification of violence policy, civic integrity policy, private information policy, or platform manipulation and spam policy
How do I get verified?
When we relaunch the public application process in early 2021, there will be a link to the application in the Twitter apps and on twitter.com.