Twitter resumes verification; How to get ‘verified’ blue tick

Social media giant Twitter is once again accepting requests for verification of blue badge. “We’re back to rolling out access to request a blue badge. If you’re planning to apply and don’t yet have access, keep checking your account settings. Thanks for sticking with us,” the officials posted on the company’s official Twitter account.

The company’s decision to resume the verification applications has come after the company temporarily halted new applications for its revamped verification process last month. The microblogging site restarted the verification process on May 20,after almost 4 years, but then paused it again.

The verification was opened for profiles belonging to only six categories, namely government; companies, brands, and organisations; news organisations and journalists; entertainment; sports and gaming; activists, organisers, and other influential individuals.

1. Go to account settings and check if the ‘verification’ option appears there.

2. If yes, then click on it and fill in important details such as the appropriate category and upload a relevant government-issued identity.

3. Once done, you will have to wait for Twitter’s response which may take up to 30 days. In case of approval or decline, Twitter will inform you via registered email. You can reapply in 6 months’ time.

4. If you are verified you will see a blue tick on your profile.

It is important to have a profile photo, a valid bio along with other basic details. You must also be active in the past six months to apply to be verified.