How to get a verified Twitter account in 2021 (May 2021 Update)

7 min readDec 19, 2020

As Twitter’s work calendar became apparent in the last quater of 2020, millions of Twitter users began to wonder about getting a verified account on Twitter. Well, how do you get verified on Twitter?

Three years ago, Twitter suspended the Twitter verification program for general applications. For a while, they have wanted to measure the public opinion for Twitter verification. So, they aimed to raise a feedback campaign within this context during the past months. Based on those feedbacks, Twitter has updated its verification policy.

According to the latest announcement of Twitter, Twitter verification is back again:

If you wonder how to get verified on Twitter, it is the day of days! Twitter announced the return of Twitter verification, as we mentioned back in November 2020.

Twitter Verification in 2021

The program is starting again, but with some radical changes in it. Twitter’s fact-checking verification process has been somewhat ad hoc previously. So, that was raising doubt among Twitter users and made them uncertain about the Twitter verification method. Twitter to roll up an automatic, built-in request & verification mechanism.

Image Source: Twitter

“This new policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification and why some accounts might lose verification to ensure the program is more equitable.”

A “Request Verification” option is to be in the redesigned Twitter account settings interface. Therefore, you won’t have to apply with a Twitter verification form anymore.

“We are excited to relaunch public applications for verification in 2021 through a new, self-serve application process that will be available on the Account Settings page on the web and in-app.”

Twitter has announced that the elusive “blue tick” or, namely, “blue badge” won’t be the only sign to get verified on Twitter. We can say that the new verified Twitter account types and Twitter labels are on the way.

According to the official blog, six types of accounts might get verified;

1. Government

2. Companies, brands, and non-profit organizations

3. News

4. Entertainment

5. Sports

6. Activists, organizers, and other influential Individuals

In this regard, some significant changes are recently added to these categories for the Twitter verification process. For instance,

  • Twitter broadens its sense of ‘reference requirements.’ So, they will be accepting stable Wikipedia articles about individuals to better align with the written sources likes encyclopedias to define notability and content quality.
  • Twitter updated its “News” category also to recognize journalists in a broader sense.
  • eSports are also embodied in the “Sports” category.
  • Digital content creators are included in the “Entertainment” category.

Furthermore, Twitter also explained its criteria to define the cases losing the verified Twitter account status. Under the new policy, Twitter is reserving that they will be able to remove the verified Twitter account status because they violated and repeated severe actions of Twitter Policy.

For instance, if your verified Twitter account is at risk of losing its verified status, you will receive an automated e-mail alongside some warning notifications which you will be given. Briefly, you will be declared what changes you need to conduct to avoid exposing automatic removal of verified account status, namely losing the ‘blue tick’ on Twitter.

If you have tweets and retweets that can make you ‘think’ about the Twitter Policy, it is time to clean them out.

At least, you should go and check your old tweets.

How to get verified on Twitter

How to get verified on Twitter

Twitter begins to see the latest Twitter verification program directly in the “Account Settings” tab by now. Don’t panic if you don’t see this update right away! To ensure that Twitter will be processing applications by time, they will eventually roll it out to everyone!

Well, how to get verified then?

Step #1: On your Twitter account. Click on “…” on the left-hand menu.

After that, click on “Settings and privacy”.

Step #2: Once you clicked on “Settings and privacy”, go for “Your Account” on the prompting window.

Now, it is almost done.

Step #3: On your Account Information windows, go down and find “Verified” tab.

There, click on “Request Verification” to continue. Done!

Note: If there is no option for “Request Verification,” it means you do not fulfill the Twitter verification requirement.. You should go back and check our requirements list to be sure.

Once you have completed these steps, you should expect an emailed response from Twitter within a few days of submitting your application for Twitter verification but, “it could take up to a few weeks,” says Twitter but it is aimed to be completed in a week.

If your application is accepted, the blue badge will appear on your profile automatically. Or, you can resubmit 30 days after receiving the decision on your application if you believe you are suitable to receive Twitter verification’s blue badge.

Who won’t be able to verify their Twitter account?

An account will not receive a blue verification tick if any of the following requirements are met:

  • Fan, parody, newsfeed, commentary accounts, and accounts are representing pets, fictional characters.
  • Accounts that aren’t linked with a verified company, brand, or organization as defined here.
  • Accounts of individuals or organizations linked to systematic unpleasant or hateful behaviors.

Loss of Verified Twitter Account

Twitter’s new verification system includes an active fact-checking tool that automatically removes the blue badge from verified Twitter accounts. This process, which was previously carried out manually by Twitter personnel, may cause a delay in enforcing regulations.

Hence, Twitter can remove the blue tick, verified Twitter account status under the Twitter Terms of Service conditions in any case without warning.

Presume the case of a verified Twitter account that repeatedly violates Twitter Rules. In that case, Twitter will immediately delete the verified account’s blue tick and take more action, such as suspending the account for 12 hours or 7 days, depending on the situation.

It means that if an account were locked out for 12 hours or 7 days, that account wouldn’t be able to get your Twitter account verified again, at least for the next six months.

If you are in a situation, as we have mentioned previously, you should reconsider cleaning your Twitter account in all aspects, starting from your tweets to your retweets, likes and replies.

Quick Notice: Twitter also accounted for those who are curious about to claim inactive Twitter usernames in 2021.

Twitter will have started to automatically remove the verified badge, the so-called ‘blue thick,’ from inactive Twitter accounts.

We already know that millions of inactive Twitter accounts remained ‘ghost’ on Twitter. It is also expected that Twitter eventually re-open applications to claim inactive Twitter accounts soon. Then, the company came to the step where people can apply to get verified on Twitter.

Wrapping Up

It is also known that Twitter tends to carry on an ‘open’ process for Twitter verification within 2021. So, they are looking forward to cooperating with some non-governmental organizations within a pluralist atmosphere.

In this sense, Twitter aims to lead the Trust and Safety Council creation alongside its inner cycles.

Originally published at on December 19, 2020.




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