The reason behind verifying Twitter account is to differentiate the phoney and fake accounts which were often mistaken to consider it as a real account of concerned person or authority. It is important for Twitter that you are tweeting to right person without screwing up.

Blue tick mark is a social status in Social Media, which indicates the success of person and its now, a matter of ego when it comes to direct tweet or message.

Journalist Mike Rundle wrote this upon getting verified on Twitter: In the world of Twitter, being ‘Verified’ is the closest thing there is to gaining a knighthood. The program is theoretically restricted to “highly sought users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, advertising, business, and other key interest areas”, but there is no obvious way to apply to join their ranks.

Although, a scenario is now changed a bit. Twitter has open the door for anyone who wants verify their account by accepting through minimum requirement. In short, if Twitter thinks that you are important enough and influential in Twitter with huge engagement, you can apply for blue tick.

“We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience,” said Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president of User Services.

The main benefit of getting verified account is you can filter the notifications pane that filters only replies, mentions, and likes by other verified users. It’s a simple way to reduce a number of junk interactions a popular account gets.

Here’s a brief list of what you need:

  1. Twitter name that should match your real name (or your company’s real name if it’s a corporate account)
  2. A verified phone number
  3. A confirmed email address (corporate accounts should use their corporate email address)
  4. A comprehensive bio for your account
  5. A real profile photo of yourself or your brand (which can be easier if you check out our tips to shoot the perfect profile picture)
  6. A header photo that reflects you or your brand
  7. A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organisation accounts) A website link in your account that reflects you or your brand
  8. Tweets set as “Public” in Twitter’s privacy settings
  9. A brief statement on why Twitter should verify you;
  10. A scanned copy of a government-issued ID (like a passport or driver’s license)
  11. Once you have updated your Twitter profile to meet all of these requirements, head to verification.twitter.com and fill out the forming step by step.

Once you have filled this information, Twitter will undergo your interest of getting verified and if required, it may ask you for scanned ID for security precautions. Your document upload is fully secured from the Twitter side so no need to worry for that.