Verified social media accounts always stand out thanks to the coveted ‘blue badge’. They are considered authentic and credible, especially in the wake of impostors and pseudo accounts.
In addition to the pride and class that comes with verifying one’s account, the blue check also guarantees more followers as users prefer such accounts for their credibility and credibility.
However, the verification process is still complex for many. Twitter has a set of guidelines that must be followed in order to be verified.
A verified Twitter account
The key to these considerations is the authenticity of the user’s identity. Twitter is keen to establish user identity information as a measure to filter out impersonators.
This can be achieved by presenting government identification documents such as identity cards and national passports. This applies to users who have individual accounts and want to verify them.
For organizations, a link to the official website is required to consider the verification request. Alternatively, official email addresses with different domains can be used.
Twitter also measures a user’s reputation as part of account verification considerations. While the decision to verify isn’t entirely based on the number of followers, Twitter states that one of the factors for verification is the number of followers or mentions.
Remarkably, evidence can be measured by the number of mentions or tracking in the user’s geographic area.
Twitter has a mechanism to evaluate the authenticity of an account’s engagement activity.
In addition, reporting could also be used as a parameter to measure awareness. A user is required to provide articles about the organization or person in question, albeit from a verified news outlet.
Furthermore, Twitter gives account holders space with Wikipedia articles that describe them or their organizations. Google search history can also be helpful when applying authentication.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy that Twitter is strict on some rules when considering requests for verification. An account that is eligible for verification must have a profile name and a profile picture.
An eligible account must also have been active and public for at least six months.
A user who wants to verify an account must also ensure that the account has an email address or phone number associated with it for security measures.
However, the social networking site is also keen on Twitter rule violators. This includes the condition that the account in question must not have a history of suspension for at least 12 past months.
It’s also worth noting that Twitter sidelines parody accounts, fictional characters, and unofficial fan accounts from verification.
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