In an age when opinions on social media matter a lot, or, they seem to be meaning a lot, a blue tick on Twitter is a sure way of getting noticed. The blue tick is the verification badge given by Twitter to let people know that the account present is authentic. This badge appears next to the name of the user or next to the account in the search results.
The accounts which misuse the badge by displaying it elsewhere, for instance in the profile photo, header photo, or bio, are not verified accounts.These verification badges must be applied only by Twitter, and accounts that use a badge otherwise can be suspended.
Steps to get your Twitter account verified:
Log in to your Twitter account
One has to update your profile details and make sure all the information in the profile is updated including your Twitter bio, profile picture, etc.
Mobile number verification
Then proceed to verify your mobile number and confirm your mail ID from the ‘settings and privacy’ option.
Make your tweets public
You then need to change your Tweet’s privacy settings. Go to ‘settings and privacy’ then proceed to click on ‘privacy and safety’, by disabling the ‘protect your tweets’. After this, your tweets will be visible to the public.
It needs to be mentioned here that your profile relates to you or your business/brand. Having a good and visible profile picture and Twitter handle will create your chances of getting a verified profile.
Provide supporting documents for verification
You need to apply for for verification through a Twitter request verification form. Make sure you provide supporting documents and government issued ID.