A Twitter verified account is a profile that Twitter has authenticated to confirm that the account is authentic and belongs to a public figure, celebrity, or brand. The blue verification badge on a Twitter profile indicates that the account is official and verified by Twitter.
The cost of getting a Twitter-verified account is free. However, the verification process is not open to everyone. Twitter has a specific set of criteria an account must meet to be eligible for verification. To apply for verification, the user must fill out a verification request form and provide information such as a government-issued ID and links to other social media profiles or websites that can confirm their identity.
The benefits of having a verified Twitter account include increased credibility and visibility on the platform and access to certain features and tools that are not available to regular users. Verified accounts also tend to have higher engagement rates, as users are more likely to trust and interact with verified profiles.
However, there are also some limitations to having a verified account. For example, verified accounts are subject to the same rules and guidelines as regular accounts and can still be suspended or banned for violating Twitter’s policies. Additionally, verified accounts may attract more attention and harassment from online trolls and other malicious users.
In summary, a Twitter-verified account establishes users’ identity and credibility on the platform. While there are some benefits to having a verified account, the process is not open to everyone and there are also some limitations to consider
What is a verified account?
Twitter is experimenting (beta testing) with a ‘Verified Account’ feature to prevent identity confusion. We’re working to establish authenticity with people who regularly deal with impersonation or identity confusion. Accounts with a Verified are the real thing!
What does it mean?
This feature lets you easily see which accounts we know are ‘real’ and authentic. That means we’ve been in contact with the person or entity the account represents and verified that it is approved. (This does not mean we have verified who, exactly, is writing the tweets.)
How to identify a verified account
* The ‘Verified Account’ badge will appear in the top-right portion of a user’s profile page just above the name, location and bio—as shown in the screenshot above. The badge will click through to this page.