Twitter is a social networking website that uses a microblogging format to connect people quickly. Twitter has a verification program that allows some Twitter accounts to display a blue bird verification badge next to the Twitter account name. Verification or the presence of this badge means that Twitter has identified the user of the specific account and verified that the person or company is the person or company they claim to be. Many people would like to acquire this verification, but it is no longer available to the general public.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
Access Twitter on your computer or hand held device. Establish a name and bio by following the prompts on the sign-up screen.
Contact Twitter to become an advertiser or partner. Only Twitter advertisers and partners are verified under Twitter's current programs. Go to your Twitter home page. Look to the bottom right side for a link identified as "Advertisers." Click on this link.
Fill out the "Start Advertising" form and submit the form to Twitter. Twitter will contact you via e-mail or by phone and set you up with an account manager.
Ask the account manager how long it will take Twitter to verify your account. Twitter independently verifies your account identity based on the information you provide in your application or as requested by your account manager. The Twitter form will not allow you to skip vital information when you apply. The account manager will be able to inquire internally what the queue is for account verification. This may only take a short time for large advertising and partner accounts.
Tips and warnings
- Existing private accounts that have verification may lose their verification if they substantially change their bio. Twitter notes these changes and may reverify private accounts at their discretion.
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