The process is a very straightforward one. All you need do is provide some vital information and Twitter does the rest.
Information that may be asked include a verified phone number, a confirmed email address, a bio, a profile photo, a header photo, a birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts), a website, and that Tweets are set as public in Tweet privacy settings.
It could get a little tough however when you’re required to confirm your identity by providing things like a government-issued ID (such as a passport or driver’s license).
What’s even the fuss about Verified accounts? Well…they allow people to identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue badge icon.
Accounts may be verified if it is determined to be of public interest. That’s why you see accounts maintained by public figures and organizations in various sectors getting verified.
“We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification,” said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president of User Services.
She added, “We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience.”
The application process started rolling out yesterday and will be available globally this week. You can submit a request to verify your account by clicking HERE.
Twitter was the first platform to introduce account verification, starting in 2009 and currently has close to 187,000 verified accounts.
Introducing the application process makes sense as it puts account verification (partly) in the hands of the account holder. I therefore expect @gidi_traffic to get verified in no time, or is the account not in the interest of the public?