After several years of break, in 2021, Twitter officially restarted its verification process. And this time, anyone and everyone who feels they are ‘authentic, notable, and credible’ can apply for verification via a public forum on Twitter. Users will have to navigate their Twitter account settings and click on the ‘Request account verification’ to get to the application form. From there, you fill out a bunch of details and send in a submission. But here is the catch. Whether the public verification process is open or closed-shut, countless accounts have always had a way to get verified on Twitter. And that is what we will be discussing today. We’ll also discuss social media agencies and how they provide an exclusive Twitter Verification Service to their clients and get them verified in no time. Let’s begin!
WHO CAN APPLY FOR TWITTER VERIFICATION
For the moment, Twitter has opened its verification process for a select few categories. Here are the categories that can apply for verification via Twitter’s online public form. However, as you can imagine, such limitations do not apply if you are going through a social media agency. Agencies raise internal requests for verifications and can do so for any account category so long as the account passes the verification requirements.
Government persons can be national, regional, or local. This means, whether you’re a member of the congress or a mayor – or someone running for senate, you can apply for verification. It must also be noted that high-ranking members of government arms like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education can also be verified within this category.
News organizations and journalists
We live in the age of information overload. With so many people portraying their own versions of news – it’s hard to differentiate between news from a credible source and one that is not. And, this is why news organizations and journalists are one of the most straightforward categories to get verified on Twitter. Nothing is more vital for a company like Twitter to let the audience know which journalist is real and which one is an imposter. And to make it clear to the public which source of news is trustworthy and which isn’t.
Companies, brands, and non-profit organizations
Companies that are legally registered and have a trademark fall in this category. Global brands that are highly searched for and notable are included in this category. And finally, non-governmental organizations or not-for-profit organizations that are legally registered are also included.
Sports and e-sports
It may come as a shock that Twitter is including the electronic sports or e-sports category in this. This includes gamers or gaming teams in the world of e-sports. Sports would consist of everything from athletes to players in various fields of globally recognized sports. It may also include sports clubs and companies.
Here is where all the celebrities would fit in. Whether it’s actors or musicians, or even well-known influencers, they all fall in this category. It must also be noted that C-list celebrities also get verified on Twitter. As far as we understand, if you have a high chance of impersonation (and this includes models), you have a high chance of verification within this category. It must also be noted that TV personalities, comedians, and producers are included in this list.
Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
I’ll describe this category as “movers and shakers on the grassroots level.” Your activists and organizers are often quite controversial, so they attract a lot of trolls. We are not so sure if”influential influencers” include your macro and mega-influencers.
HOW A DIGITAL AGENCY CAN HELP YOU WITH TWITTER VERIFICATION
It’s no secret that most accounts that get verified on Twitter do so via an internal application. Public figures and brands contract out social media agencies that help them with twitter verification service. Within this service, the digital agency prepares the profile and submits a request internally to their media partner at Twitter, who then makes a call on whether the profile is eligible or not.
How does this differ from direct in-app submissions? Well, for one, any category can get verified via an internal submission. Additionally, the chances of a profile getting verified via internal submission are astronomically high. Why? Because internal submission gets your application in front of an actual human at Twitter.
Imagine this for a moment – with a billion users on Twitter, how many people do you think to submit a request for verification daily? Well, whatever that number is, it is astronomical. And this is why the public form of verification request is broken. Anyone can apply for it. And that makes it difficult for eligible accounts to get through in between millions of applications sent in daily.
And – this is the secret to how so many profiles, both personal and business, get verified regardless of the status of public form for verification. Sure, Twitter may say they have paused verifications. But – profiles still get verified via internal channels of communication.
In conclusion, there are limited categories that Twitter has opened its public verification to, as we mentioned above. If you fall in one of those categories, we suggest first applying via the online form. It doesn’t hurt to try. However, in case you are in a category outside of ones that are open, or if you don’t see any success via the self-submission, that is when you can opt for using a Twitter Verification Service via a social media agency to skyrocket your chances at verification. With the right agency on your side, you can have your Twitter account verified in no time. So, to answer whether you can apply for Twitter verification or not – well, you can. Regardless of the category of your page – you can. So long as you know the right social media agency, any profile of any niche and any category can get verified on Twitter. Of course, this is only if a profile already meets the criteria for notability and credibility.