Twitter Verification; Why Your Request Will Be Declined

Twitter.pngThe only blue tick the coolkids acknowledge is that of Twitter. You’d want one, every ardent Twitter user wants one, but the truth is you won’t get one. There’s a reason why only 0.06% of active users are verified. Forget your ability to amass followers, forget all the sense you tweet, forget your 10k+ RTs … you’re just not going to get verified my dear follower.

To get verified though, your account must have; 

  • A verified phone number
  • A confirmed email address
  • A bio
  • A profile photo
  • A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
  • A website, and …
  • Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings.

Looks easy. Every other serious user can satisfy these. There are some other things Twitter will look at, like;

  • 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.

Furthermore, Twitter will ask you to tell them why they should verify your account and in some instances, require you to scan and attach a national ID. These are all info almost everyone can provide.

The reason why you your account won’t get verified is pretty simple; you’re not “newsworthy.” Newsworthiness here is subjective and that’s where every other person, including your favorite politician, will fall short.

But hey, there’s no harm in trying. Follow this link to attempt getting verified. If your request is declined, you can try again after 30 days.


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