Trying to get that blue check on your social media accounts? Here's our guide to getting verified.
Written by Evie Bloom, amuse
Popular and notable accounts across YouTube, Twitter, and Tiktok, all have one thing in common: a coveted blue checkmark beside their name. While you may think verification is a sign of status, it (more importantly) gives your account an added stamp of approval. Being verified can help build your credibility, increase exposure and determine the real you from any impersonators.
If you missed our breakdown of Instagram and Facebook verification, read it here. Today we’re breaking down the verification process on YouTube, Twitter, and TikTok.
To get your channel verified on YouTube, there is one big criteria that you first need to check off. Get 100,000 subscribers or more. After you have that, you will be eligible to submit a verification request. During the review process YouTube will check to see if your channel is:
Basically, get to 100,000 subscribers on your channel and make sure your channel is authentic and complete. YouTube is very straightforward with how you get that blue checkmark and it requires hard work to really grow your YouTube channel.
In an upcoming article we will cover everything you need to know about growing your YouTube channel in 2021, so stay tuned by following our Instagram for any updates.
The blue verification badge on Twitter, lets people know on the platform that your account is authentic, notable and active.
You can submit your profile for verification by:
The process can take from a couple of days to weeks, depending on the volume of applications that Twitter has received at that particular time. So be patient (🤝). They'll contact you when the have reviewed your request.
To increase your chances of being approved make sure your profile is:
Authentic: To encourage trust between users on Twitter they will ask you to verify your identity. This is to ensure that you are who your profile reflects. You will be able to choose to verify yourself by the following methods:
Notable: Your profile must represent or be associated with a prominently recognized individual or brand. You will be able to choose which notable niche or criteria you fit into (listed below) and they will make a decision based on this.
Active: Your account must be active, meaning:
Make sure you have established a strong brand, know your niche and stay active on Twitter to heighten your chances of being verified.
Having that verification symbol beside your name on TikTok lets other users of the platform know that you are the real deal, confirmed by TikTok themselves.
But when it comes to TikTok, unlike YouTube, for example, there is no set amount of followers you need to have to be considered for verification. There is also no request process on TikTok, meaning that you will only be able to get your profile verified by meeting the guidelines below:
Authenticity: Don’t copy what other accounts are doing, be you and make sure your content reflects your chosen niche(s). Tell your story.
Uniqueness: Prove that your content is unique as opposed to the other (billions of) users on the platform.
Activity: Post regularly. Produce engaging content and interact with your community through likes, comments, shares, collaborations, and challenges.
So be authentic, and post unique content regularly. There is no for sure way to get a badge on TikTok, but meeting the above criteria will definitely stack the odds in your favor.
💡 Verified Tip: To make your chances of being verified by the powers of TikTok, here are some ways to put your best foot forward:
There’s a lot to take into account for TikTok and if you’re just starting out, don’t worry.
Focus first on building your page, pick your niche(s), post regularly, jump on trends, engage with your followers, follow similar accounts and start leaving your footprint on the platform before stressing too much about getting that blue tick beside your name.