Social media is one of the known sources of people when looking for news, world updates, clothes to wear, items to buy, etc.
At the same time, most social media are also sources of most unreliable information, theories, fake buyers and sellers, or even recently, propaganda.
This means that if you want your voice to be known as legitimate and reliable, you would need each platform’s blue-check icon.
Here’s how you can get one from different top social media platforms, around the globe.
What to do to be eligible for blue-check icon?
In any social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even TikTok; there’s a thing called blue-check icon or verification.
Once you see the blue-check on any social media accounts, this means that the account owner is a well-known person, politician, or a celebrity.
But, what do you have to do, to have the same blue-check icon—even you’re just a normal citizen online?
Facebook is one of the best sources of blue-check icons (or also called as badge), almost all famous people—in different fields—have their own blue-check verification, in order for their fans to identify if the post is real or not.
Here’s how to get that blue-check on Facebook:
- You need to be unique
- You need to represent a real person, group, business etc.
- You must complete the profile information needed
- Notable personalities will have the highest chances to get the verified badge
How to apply for Facebook’s verified badge
To begin process, you need to fill-out the Facebook’s ‘contact form.’
Bring out copies of government papers, as requested by the platform. You’ll receive a notification, once approved. If not, you can resubmit after 30 days.
Just like on Facebook, Twitter also highly-prioritizes giving blue-check verification icon on famous people and personalities.
To apply for this verification:
- Fill out your profile completely with profile picture, cover photo, name, website, and bio
- Add a verified phone number and confirm your email address
- Add your birthday
- Set your tweets as “public”
- Visit the verification form on Twitter
Please note that Twitter is stricter on putting labels on accounts, so be careful on putting information.
Since Instagram is a sister-app with Facebook, both of them also apply the same ruling when it comes to verification.
To apply for Instagram:
- Log-in to your account
- Go to request verification
- Fill out all the required data for verification
- Wait for result
Compared to other social media platforms mentioned, video-sharing app TikTok does not have that proper verification application to get the blue-check icon.
In order to have your account verified, users must be proven active and unique. Technically, just like how Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram do their checking. One thing that makes them different is that TikTok also awards this blue-check icon to reward accounts that have the highest views and other user interaction.
Once TikTok identifies these criteria to an account, it will be more likely to receive the blue-check verification icon.