Twitter restarts verification course of to name out faux accounts, here is step-by-step process to get verified

Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, January 22

Who doesn’t want to be a social media star, a phenomenon signified through the number of followers one has. Some social media celebrities’ claim to fame was based on fake followers, something micro-blogging website Twitter is planning to crack down upon.

After a gap of three years, Twitter on Friday will restart its verification process. This means the genuine accounts will get a blue tick mark.

The micro-blogging platform had stopped verification process in November 2017.

How to get verified on Twitter, step-by-step

1. Fill out your profile completely with profile picture, cover photo, name, website, and bio.

2. Add a verified phone number and confirm your email address.

3. Add your birthday.

4. Set your tweets as “public”

5. Visit the verification form on Twitter.

According to Twitter, “The blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic.”

The social network notes that accounts of public interest may include public figures and organisations in the fields of:

• Music

• TV

• Film

• Fashion

• Government

• Politics

• Religion

• Journalism

• Media

• Sports

• Business

• and other key interest areas

Other tips to get verified

1. Get active

2. Get specific

Accounts at risk of losing verified status?

Twitter says it may remove the blue verified badge and verified status of a Twitter account at any time and without notice in accordance with its Terms of Service. Additionally, the service may also remove the blue badge from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of the rules. Severe and repeated violation happens when an account that impersonates or intentionally misleads people on Twitter by changing their display name or bio.

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