Celebrities, athletes and journalists typically are verified by Twitter to allow users to know these accounts are genuine.

To get the blue check on Twitter your account needs to meet three criteria. It must be "authentic, notable and active," according to Twitter.

How to get verified on Twitter? 

The first step in the process is confirming your identity. According to Twitter, this can be done by using one of the following three methods.

1. Official website: 2. ID verification: 3. Official email address:

Aside from confirming the identity of an individual, Twitter also verifies accounts based on certain notability criteria.

1. News Coverage: 2. Google Trends: 3. Wikipedia 4. Other industry-specific references: 5. Follower or Mention Count:

– Government – News organizations and individuals in news – Companies, brands and organizations – Entertainment – Sports and gaming – Activists and organizers – Content creators and other influential individuals

According to Twitter, categories for verification include:

Can any Twitter account be verified?

Not all accounts are eligible to be verified by Twitter. Regardless if they meet Twitter’s verification criteria

Can any Twitter account be verified?

– Unofficial fan accounts – Parody accounts – Commentary accounts – Accounts for animals or pets, unless affiliated with a brand, company or organization that is verified. – Accounts that have engaged in “severe” violation of Twitter’s platform manipulation and spam policy. This included accounts that buy and sell followers. – “Accounts that routinely post content that harasses, shames, or insults any individual or group.” – Accounts that promote the sale of blue checks