Jul 19th, 2016

Verified Accounts on Twitter have usually been synonymous with celebrities or important accounts, like the official White House Twitter account. Previously, it was next to impossible for anyone else to get their accounts verified, but that all changes today.

Twitter has opened up the verification process to everyone, and as long as all the requirements are met, you’ll get that little blue checkmark next to your Twitter handle. The company has decided to open up the process to everyone in an effort to “make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter.”

In order to be considered for the blue checkmark, your account will need to include the following:

  • Verified phone number
  • Confirmed email address
  • Bio
  • Profile Photo
  • Header Photo
  • Birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand or organization accounts)
  • Website
  • Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings

Additionally, Twitter will be asking users a series of questions to help the team determine whether your account is worth being verified. This may include the need to scan and upload a “legible copy of your government-issued ID”. If you want to get an idea of the entire process, Twitter has created a landing page which details everything that will need to be completed.

It’s obvious that Twitter won’t just let everyone get verified, but if you want to give it a shot, hit the link below and get started. Let us know below if you end up getting verified and what other hoops you needed to jump through, if any.

[via Twitter]

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