Twitter, one of the largest social media platforms are now allowing just about anyone to have a chance of being verified. All you have to do is fill out a simple application form and you're there! Well, Twitter has to review your application and accept it first... But then you're in! Further on in this post there will be a Step by Step on how to verify your Twitter account, first however lets talk about the benefits and reasons as to why verifying your account is a good thing.
Benefits of Having a Verified Twitter Account
Trust – Having that blue tick next to your name means that you are legit and the real deal. It's basically a form of proof that you are who you say you are, therefore viewers of your page will probably be more invested in what you have to offer.
Improves the Image of the Brand – Being verified on Twitter will increase the image that your company/yourself has in a positive light and give off a good first impression. Twitter users will be more inclined to take your account, and what you're offering, more seriously.
Notifications & Mentions – With your Twitter account you will now be able to decide how you wish to have your notifications and mentions displayed and filtered, making it easier for you to use.
Step 1) Firstly, click on the following link to send you to where you can verify your account https://verification.twitter.com/welcome
Step 2) When clicking on the link the site will welcome you and inform you to ensure your account is ready for verification. If your account is not ready then they will let you know later on in the article what you need to change.
Step 3) Next Twitter will ask you to confirm your Twitter account and will give you the option of stating whether you're a company, brand or organisation account. If you are one of these then check the box next to the statement.
Step 4) Step 4 of verifying your account is to provide two different web links that will allow the verifier to have proof that you are who you say you are. This also suggests that your account is legitimate and a professional company/brand. These links could include; your Facebook, website etc. In addition, it will also ask you to state why you want to verify your account within the 500 character limit. Here you could talk about how it will benefit yourself or your company/brand.
Step 5) This step is just confirming that all the information you have given is correct and that you wish to continue with the submission. So just have an overview and check that everything is correct, then click the submit button.
Step 6) And finally you're done! That's it, you have now applied for verification on your Twitter account. You shall receive an email stating whether the application was successful or not by the verifier, confirming whether you shall have that mighty blue tick next to your name... so Good Luck to you!