After keeping it a private club for years, Twitter has opened up requests to verify accounts.
Initially, Twitter’s verified accounts were only limited to media, brands and prominent figures across the globe. While this is still the criteria, requests for verification are open to anybody who feels their account should be verified with the blue checkmark.
“We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience,” Twitter said in a statement. “We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification.”
Reports say Twitter may also inquire a government-issued ID, along with more personal information, for them to decide your “newsworthiness or relevancy” in your particular areas of influence.
For more info, head over to Twitter’s help center here.