Verified accounts on Twitter allow people to easily identify key individuals and organizations on Twitter as authentic, and are denoted by a blue badge icon.
In a post confirming the new system on twitter blog, Twitter’s vice president of User Services, Tina Bhatnagar said:
“Our goal with this update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers – no matter where they are in the world – to easily connect with a broader audience.”
Twitter was the first platform to introduce account verification, starting in 2009 and currently has close to 187,000 verified accounts.
Intrested persons who wish to apply for account verification can do so by Going toTwitter application Page.
Accounts are required to have the following before appling for verification.
*. A verified
*. A confirmed email address
*. A bio
*. A header photo
*. A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
*. set as public in Tweet privacy settings
Twitter hasnt still made clarities if it plans to verify everyday people who fill out the form, or stick with its previous practice of only granting it to public figures and industry users, like journalists. If a critical mass of users do opt for verification…. You know the rest of the stories.
for the , terms and condition for account creation can be found at Twitter help article