What Do You Need To Do To Get Verified On Twitter?

Getting verified on Twitter — when someone has the blue check mark next to their profile — used to be how Twitter identified notable accounts, but it has since evolved and changed. It used to be that you needed to request verification on the social network; now, anybody with a Twitter Blue subscription ($11/month) and a verified phone number can be verified on Twitter.

1. You must be actively subscribed to Twitter Blue

To get Twitter Blue, simply click on the button for Twitter Blue once you’re logged in. On web, it will be in the left-side menu, and on mobile it will be under your profile. You can select to pay annually (for a discount) or monthly. The price of Twitter Blue depends on a few things.

2. Your profile must be complete with a display name and profile photo

Next, you need to make sure your profile is eligible for Twitter’s verification even after subscribing to Twitter Blue by having up-to-date and accurate account information.

Use your full name as your display name, and select a profile image so that it’s clear that your Twitter profile is being used.

3. Your account must be active

Twitter’s rules say they look for active accounts when verifying, so make sure your account has been active (posting, replying, liking) in the last 30 days.

4. Your account must be older than 90 days and have a confirmed phone number

Twitter has added a time element, so accounts must be over 90 days old to be verified. They also need to have a confirmed phone number — without this there is no way to get verified even with Twitter blue.

5. Your account must be non-deceptive

Finally, your account must be non-deceptive. Twitter asks that you not have recent changes to your profile photo, display name, or handle. They will look to see if accounts have been misleading or deceptive on Twitter, and they also look for signs that an account is engaging in platform manipulation or spam — if they deem that an account is deceptive it will not get verified.

After you apply: There is still a review process where Twitter’s team determines your eligibility based on the above list before the blue checkmark will appear on your profile.

With Whom Would You Share Your Passwords With?

No one. Well, I can amend that to almost no one. Let’s add even pincodes of credit & debit bank cards as well to it. Share it with no one.  Your exceptions would ofcourse be your spouse and perhaps close family members. I wouldn’t share my passwords and pins with anyone else.

My pincode to my cards are shared with my mother and my sister for emergencies and when I have wanted my mother to buy something using my account. And a couple of times when I was in the hospital, I gave my cards to my sister and shared the pincode for my treatment etc. That’s why I share mine. And I have also shared my Amazon Prime password with her so she and her daughter and occasionally my bro-in-law can watch movies. And I in return have their Netflix password so I can watch what’s on that streaming app.

Otherwise, do not share your passwords to anyone. Not to my computer or anything else. It’s just safer that way.

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