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Here's how to get your own 'Verified' blue tick on Twitter

You can now apply to get your own Verified Twitter account

Here's how to get your own 'Verified' blue tick on Twitter
20 July 2016

Were you the kind of kid who loved nothing more than getting a piece of homework back covered in neat blue ticks of approval?

We bet you had loads of mates, didn't you? 

Anyway, you'll be thrilled to hear that now you can show off the most prized tick of all to your friends (well, followers), as Twitter has launched an online application process that will allow any Twitter account to request verified status.

"Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers," explains Twitter's Tina Bhatnagar, "no matter where they are in the world - to easily connect with a broader audience."

Here's how to apply to get verified.

How to submit a request

You'll need to fill out this form - but first, make sure your profile has the following:

  • A verified phone number

  • A confirmed email address

  • A bio

  • A profile photo

  • A header photo

  • A birthday

  • A website

  • Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings

To stand a better chance of getting a blue tick...

...make sure your profile fits the following recommendations:

  • If the account belongs to a person, the name reflects the real or stage name of the person.

  • If the account is a corporation or company account, the name reflects the real name of the corporation or company.

  • The profile and/or header photo reflects the person, the corporation’s branding, or the company’s branding.

  • If the account is a corporate or company account, the email address associated with the account is a corporate or company email address.

This doesn't mean everyone will be verified

Twitter will ask for several pieces of supporting information, which some might struggle to provide:

  • We’ll ask you to tell us why we should verify an account. If the account represents a person, we want to understand their impact in their field. If it represents a corporation or company, let us know their mission.

  • When providing URLs to support your request, choose sites that help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field.

  • We may request that you scan and upload a legible copy of your government-issued ID (such as a passport or driver’s license) to confirm your identity.

Do you think reaching level 20 on Pokémon GO would count as having "impact in their field"? We're keeping our fingers crossed...