Twitter’s little blue tick has for years become a badge of honour worn usually by the rich and famous.
After the celebrities got their ticks Twitter decided to open their reach a bit further, handing out ticks to prominent figures in business, industry and politics, finally us journalists were handed Twitter verification.
Well now you can join this elite club too as Twitter has officially opened up an application process allowing anyone to become verified on Twitter.
“Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers - no matter where they are in the world - to easily connect with a broader audience.” explains Tina Bhatnagar.
Now while anyone can apply, that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get one. For starters your profile will need to match this list:
Profile and account recommendations:
Some common characteristics of verified accounts include:
- 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.
Once your profile fits this list you can then ping over an application using the following instructions.
Submit a request to verify an account:
You can submit a request to verify an account by filling out this form, and Twitter will then respond to your request via email.
If your request is denied, you can submit another request for the same account 30 days after receiving the email from Twitter.
Twitter became the centre of some controversy after “Ghostbusters” star Leslie Jones was subjected to a disgusting torrent of racist abuse on the social media platform.
While Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey contacted her personally the ordeal was so severe that Jones eventually announced she would be leaving Twitter.
Following the incident it was then revealed that Twitter had permanently banned the controversial right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos. Although not confirmed it’s believed the ban was relating to comments Yiannopoulos made on Twitter following his review of the film “Ghostbusters”.
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