Getting A Blue Tick: How To Apply For Twitter Verification

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Craving that little blue tick? Previously left up to a somewhat mysterious process, from today there is a new online application process for Twitter accounts to receive verified status.

The purpose of verification is to let people identify accounts as authentic with a blue badge icon. Twitter says an account may be verified if it is "determined to be of public interest".

So if you are a public figure or organisation in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and "other key interest areas" you have a higher chance of scoring one.

Twitter says its goal with this update is to "help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow", and for creators and influencers to easily connect with a broader audience.

You can request to be verified by following this link.

You'll need to make sure your Twitter profile has a verified phone number, confirmed email address, bio, profile photo, header photo, birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organisation accounts), website and have tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings to be considered.