Verification of Twitter accounts. everything you need to know. We explain

Verifying Twitter accounts has been a real puzzle for a few months now, but today we’re going to try to solve it.

Twitter has been in turmoil since Elon Musk took over. we can all (sadly) agree with that. One of the biggest mysteries is what the stamps next to account names mean. It used to be simple, but the option to get a “tick” by paying for the blue subscription and many other new stamps can simply confuse users. So let’s go through what each symbol means.


Blue tick means check once, subscribe today… are you sure?

A blue checkmark next to the account name meant a verified, verified account; anyone who thought someone might want to impersonate them could contact the social platform’s administration for an official note.

Now, however, getting the same badge is very easy. just pay $8 a month for a Twitter Blue subscription. Unfortunately, however, “twitter” decided not to change anything, which makes both “verifications” identical at first glance.

Source: Twitter

So how can you tell them apart? The only option is to click on the blue check mark and then we will get information on how it was approved. In the case of “old method” verification, Twitter will display the following information:

This account has been verified according to the previous rules. It does not necessarily satisfy the visibility requirement.

Otherwise, the following text will be displayed:

This account is verified because it has a Twitter Blue subscription.

Gold badge = more premium account. Not completely

The gold seal is now used to mark the official accounts of companies or organizations. An additional element that helps verify the authenticity of a given profile is the square profile picture. All companies used to have a blue check as well, but that changed probably because of the ability for literally every user to get a blue check.

Source: Twitter

One more color. This time a gray seal

A gray mark next to the profile name means that we are dealing with the account of a government institution or government official. At one time, all such profiles also had a blue checkmark, so now the color immediately reveals the profile’s “category”, although admittedly it’s quite confusing. Twitter displays the following information in this case:

This account is a verified account because it belongs to a government or international organization.

Source: Twitter

It’s also worth noting that such profiles also have a flag icon under the username, indicating that the account owner is performing the function. This is an additional measure to prevent anyone from impersonating politicians.

Source: Twitter

Bot tags

I’ll explain right away, it’s not about the bots that Elon Musk made a fuss about, initially wanting to abandon the purchase of Twitter. In this case, we are talking about accounts where the published content is generated automatically by some program or algorithm. Twitter announces this with a small message under the profile name, similar to what we can see on the accounts of politicians.

Bonus at the end, that is … lock

Right now, the only icon you can see next to the username is a lock. However, the meaning of this icon has not changed, and it means that the user has a private profile, and in order to be able to read the content published by him, it is necessary to send a follow request.


Are you comfortable with the new stamps and verification methods on Twitter? Let me know in the comments!

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