Twitter’s blue badge is one of the ways we help people to distinguish authenticity of accounts that are of public interest to provide context and encourage more informed conversations. Marking the next milestone in Twitter’s commitment to giving more transparency, credibility, and clarity to our verification process, we have started rolling out our new application process today.
After several months of listening and incorporating public feedback, people on Twitter will soon start seeing the new verification application directly in the Account Settings tab over the next few weeks. We’ve also introduced new guidelines for verified accounts on Twitter to encourage healthy interactions and serve public conversation.
If you would like to get your account verified, you will now need to meet the criteria of 1 of these 6 categories:
- Companies, brands and organizations
- News organizations and journalists
- Sports and gaming
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
In addition to the above, you must also have an active account that adheres to Twitter Rules and is complete with a profile name, image, confirmed email address, and phone number.
While the current verification policy has been improved, Twitter recognizes that it may not yet represent all the people who should be eligible for verification. Which is why we will be introducing even more categories later in the year that will include among others, scientists, academics, religious leaders.