X applies visual identity signals like labels and checkmarks on account profiles to provide more context about — and help distinguish — different types of accounts. Some of these indicators are applied by X, while others are triggered by user action.
The blue checkmark means that an account has an active subscription to X Premium and meets our eligibility requirements. These accounts may represent an individual or an organization. Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Premium subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process. Learn more about the blue checkmark here.
Gold checkmark and square profile picture
The gold checkmark indicates that the account is an official organization account through Verified Organizations.
The grey checkmark indicates that an account represents a government/multilateral organization or a government/multilateral official. Eligibility criteria to receive a complimentary grey checkmark are listed below. Additional government and multilateral accounts can receive grey checkmarks through Verified Organizations.
Eligible government organizations at the national level may include: Main executive office accounts, agency accounts overseeing specific areas of policy, main embassy and consulate accounts, and parliamentary or equivalent institutional and committee accounts. Eligible government organizations at the state and local level include: Main executive office accounts and main agency accounts overseeing crisis response, public safety, law enforcement, and regulatory issues.
Eligible government individuals may include: Heads of state (presidents, monarchs and prime ministers), deputy heads of state (vice presidents, deputy prime ministers), national-level cabinet members or equivalent, the main official spokesperson for the executive branch or equivalent, and individual members of all chambers of the supranational or national congress, parliament, or equivalent.
Eligible multilateral organizations may include: the main headquarters-level, regional-level, and country-level institutional accounts. Eligible multilateral individuals include: The head and deputy-head or equivalent of the multilateral organization.
US only: Accounts of current US state governors and senior military leaders are also eligible.
Eligible accounts may apply here.
Any government or multilateral accounts that do not qualify under our current grey checkmark criteria can see if they’re eligible under our Verified Organizations feature.
Affiliation badges indicates that an account is connected to an organization on X. The affiliation badge contains the profile photo of a Verified Organization and is applied to all the affiliates of that organization. Affiliated accounts can have gold, grey, or blue checkmarks depending on the type of account. Affiliation badges are displayed on profiles, posts, timelines, notifications, DMs, search results and elsewhere.
Automated account labels
Automated labels provide transparency by helping you identify if an account is a bot or not. When an account displays the "automated" account label you know the account is generating automated content not produced by a human. Automated account labels — currently in testing — appear on account profiles under profile names and handles. Learn more about automated account labels here.
Professional category labels
Professional category labels are selected by people on X when they convert to a Professional Account. X does not control the selection of these labels, and users may change their professional category at any time.