Though Twitter has 310 million monthly users, but there are only 187,000 verified accounts. Earlier the micro-blogging site used to verify the accounts of only public figures, brands, and people in media, politics, sports, business as well as other high-profile sectors. However, in the wake of the increased pressure to offer anti-harassment tools, Twitter has opened the process to everyone.
Thinking why you need to verify your account? It’s because a lot of users may interact only with those having verified account. Moreover, Twitter allows verified users to filter their notifications to only replies, likes or mentions by other users whose accounts have been verified.
How to Request Twitter Verification on iPhone/iPad
Step #1. Launch Safari on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next up, you need to go to help.twitter.com.
Step #3. Now, you have to log into your Twitter account, if you are not already via Safari.
Step #4. On the next page, tap on Continue.
Step #5. If this is company or brand or organization’s account, you would need to check the box. Now, tap on Next.
Step #6. Up next, you will have to provide at least two links to websites in order to help Twitter confirm your account is “of public interest.”
Step #7. You would need to tell (500 characters or less) Twitter why you should be verified → Tap on Next.
Step #8. Now, you have to review your form and tap Submit.
That’s it! The confirmation page will appear on the screen informing you that your request has been sent.
Now, you will have to wait for the final approval from Twitter. If the company finds you eligible, then you will receive a response via email. However, there is no clarity about how much time it will take to verify your account.