Twitter places a "Verified Badge" on profiles of certain high-profile users. This badge indicates that Twitter headquarters has confirmed that the account holder is really the person (or organization) he claims to be. Accounts with verified badges include @nytimes, @britneyspears and @gucci. Due to the volume of demand for account verification, Twitter no longer accepts requests for verified badges as of March 2011. However, the company still reaches out to some new high-profile accounts: Charlie Sheen received a verified badge in March 2011.
Link to your Twitter handle from other reputable sources, such as your company website or known personal website. Even if you do not receive an official verified badge from Twitter, this step still serves to prove your Twitter account is really you.
Make your Twitter account public if it is currently private. Only public accounts can receive verification.
Post updates from your Twitter account. Twitter requires that verified accounts be active.
Contact your Twitter Account Manager if you are a current Twitter partner or advertiser. She will assist you with the verified badge process.
Contact the Twitter Help Center (support.twitter.com) directly or through your agent or public relations firm to inquire about a verification badge. Twitter is still verifying some accounts and issuing badges.
- Follow @verified on Twitter for the latest updates regarding verified accounts and badges.
- If your verified badge disappears, don't worry. As a safety precaution, Twitter removes the badge each time you update your profile. Employees regularly audit verified accounts to restore badges.
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