You can now apply for your own blue tick on Twitter

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Twitter has announced that it is opening up its famous blue ticks to all users, effective immediately.

Previously, verification was been limited to those who Twitter deemed vulnerable to copycats, but now you can apply here.

How to get your account verified:

  1. Follow this link.
  2. Update your account details e.g. your phone number, bio, and photos.
  3. Submit two links to other websites that verify your identity.
  4. Write a 500 character statement explaining your necessity verification – we’re not sure if they’ll accept vanity as a valid reason.

Twitter describes those formerly deserving of the hallowed tick as “public figures and organisations in music, TV, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas”.

Twitter’s Vice President of user services Tina Bhatnagar said:”Our goal with the update is to help more people find great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for creators and influencers – no matter where they are in the world – to easily connect with a broader audience.

“If an account does have a blue tick, it will not imply that they have any endorsement from Twitter”.

The move is to reduce abuse on the site, as verified accounts will be credited as having legitimate sources. If you want to apply for a blue tick all you need to do is fill out a form and provide a bit of information about yourself, including your birthday, phone number, a bio, a website, a header photo and a confirmed email address, as well as making your account public.