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Why you’d want to apply to verify your Twitter account 

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In August 2016, Twitter opened up the application process to verify accounts – meaning you get the little blue checkmark and Twitter confirms it’s you. 

Accounts of public interest have a chance to get verified and the process is pretty straight forward. 

  • Apply 
  • Upload an image of your driver’s license
  • Share two supporting links of  website that show that you are of public interest
  • Share a paragraph explaining why you think you should be verified 

The process took about two weeks for me and I did hear from others in that time period who were denied – so not everyone gets approved. Denied accounts can try again in 30 days. 

Until I got the checkmark, I couldn’t confirm or deny that it was really me. Ha ha. But seriously, getting the checkmark does add some credibility. 


I also think that when verified accounts follow somebody those other accounts get a mobile notification – at least I used to get them when verifieds followed me. 

Being verified also makes me more connected to the network. Twitter is the only network that has given me the checkmark. 

If you are denied for verification, keep sharing authentic and useful stories and keep growing your audience. That’s the way to become publicly relevant to our interested communities. 

Go here to start the process. 

How do you get verified on Periscope?

Follow the process above on Twitter and once/if Twitter verifies your account, you’ll also get the verification badge on your Periscope account. 


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