Updated: Nov 28
Twitter has been gradually rolling out their new verified badge program. This is great news for Twitter users who want to make sure that the people they are following are actually who they say they are. The bad news is that not everyone who applies for verification will be approved.
In this article, we will explain:
What is the eligibility for blue tick on Twitter Blue?
To qualify for the blue badge, you must be an active contributor to Twitter. This means that your profile must have been created more than six months ago, you must have a header photo, and you must have an uploaded profile photo that is older than 7 days.
You will also need to provide either an email address and verified phone number that can be used to contact you if necessary. This is so Twitter can verify the authenticity of your account.
How do I apply for Twitter blue?
Users in specific countries like the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK can apply for verification directly through their Twitter account. If you use Twitter on your mobile, you will see the new Twitter blue subscription option at the top of your profile page.
To apply for Twitter Blue, follow these steps:
Head over to Twitter
Tap on your profile icon
If eligible, scroll down until you see 'Twitter Blue'
Tap on Twitter blue
Apply if you meet the requirements
Twitter's guidelines say that users must be on the platform for a minimum of 90 days but must have a verified phone number upon signing up before applying for Twitter blue.
How long it takes to get verified?
Users who apply for Twitter blue will receive a notification from Twitter mentioning that "Your account will be verified with a blue tick soon."
As seen below, Elon Musk has confirmed to users that "up to 7 days for a human review".
During that time, Twitter will review your profile to make sure that it meets all verification criteria, including having a verified email address or phone number and a public profile.
It is important to note that verification may take longer if there are any issues with the information submitted during the verification process.
What other features do you get with Twitter blue?
In addition to verification, Twitter blue offers subscribers a variety of additional features. These include:
Custom app icons
If you having any issues regarding Twitter Blue, make sure you reach out to Twitter support for assistance.