The blue verified symbol on Twitter indicates that a public-interest account is genuine. Verified accounts may become the subject of phishing or hacking efforts. However, because they are identified by Twitter, they can also be protected from such attacks.
According to Twitter, the verified symbol lets users "know if an account of public interest is real." On an account's profile and in search results, a blue tick displays next to the name.
According to Twitter, the verified symbol lets users "know if an account of public interest is real." On an account's profile and in search results, a blue tick displays next to the name. Only Twitter has the ability to apply verified badges.
According to Twitter, the verified symbol lets users "know if an account of public interest is real." On an account's profile and in search results, a blue tick displays next to the name. Only Twitter has the ability to apply verified badges. Users can claim their accounts as verified by clicking the check mark icon next to the username.
Verified badges are not given out willy-nilly. To be verified, you need to have at least 10 followers, you must have been active on Twitter for at least one month, and you must have tweeted at least 20 times during that time period. In addition, no more than two accounts per user can be verified at any given time.
Some people believe they can abuse the system and verify their own accounts in order to attract more attention to themselves or their projects. Although this may work for some, it can also hurt your image with others if they find evidence of such behavior. It's best to use your own judgment about whether to verify an account; if in doubt, don't do it!
It's important to note that although you can see who has verified other accounts, once a badge is applied it cannot be taken away. This means that even if you believe that a certain user has abused the system by verifying multiple accounts themselves or without permission from other users, there is nothing that can be done about it.
Verifying your Twitter account and putting the tiny blue verified label next to your Twitter handle will help you gain some authority. Since Twitter has made account verification available to all types of users (from corporations to celebrities), it's worth attempting to have your own account verified as well. Without being verified, you won't be able to promote or engage with other people's accounts.
Verified accounts are given special treatment on Twitter. For example, they will not show up in search results, nor will they send direct messages to non-verified users. Only people who have added your account will be able to see that you have done so, which means that only those who want to talk with you can do so.
People use different reasons for verifying their accounts. Some do it to signal that they are trustworthy and provide an accurate reflection of their brand. Others may do it to get access to more advanced features on the platform such as Mutes, which allows users to hide certain keywords or phrases from specific users or categories of users. Still others may simply verify their account as a status symbol. Regardless of the reason, having a verified account is still very important on today's social media platform.
You can verify your Twitter account yourself by clicking on the "verify" button next to your username on the website. Alternatively, you can ask someone to do it for you by sending them a direct message.
The blue check, which indicates that Twitter has verified a user's identity, has long been seen as a status symbol on the site, but the method by which the checks are granted has been unclear and inconsistent. According to Twitter, the parameters for how blue checks are distributed will now be made public.
Verification was previously offered only to individuals or organizations that have been approved by Twitter to send out special notifications indicating that they have been verified. However, many users believed that any person or group could apply for verification, which led to confusion about its actual purpose.
Starting today, we're making several changes to how we distribute blue checks. First, you'll be able to see who has been verified by looking at their profile image next to their name. Second, starting this week, if you visit a page with an active account link (for example, someone else's profile page), then that person will also appear in the drop-down menu when you hover over the link.
Finally, once per day, we'll randomly select up to five users who have not been verified and notify them that they've been given a blue checkmark. They will be able to view their checkmark by going to their profile page and clicking "View Your Verification Status."