If you’ve scrolled Twitter for more than a few minutes, you likely noticed some users have a blue check icon next to their username. While this used to be Twitter’s verification badge, it now means that the user is paying for a subscription service.
While this may seem as though it defeats the purpose of Twitter’s iconic blue check, it still means a user is a real person. If you’re wondering how you can get a blue check on Twitter, we’ll show you how to get it.
What is Twitter’s Blue Check?
At one time, only notable people could get Twitter’s blue check. Whether it was politicians, famous individuals, or journalists, the blue check let other users know that a verified user’s Tweets were from a reputable person.
All About the Blue Check
The blue check on Twitter today has a similar premise. Except for one major change: it’s available for anyone. That’s right! You don’t have to be a famous athlete, a mayor, or a ground-breaking journalist to proudly display Twitter’s blue check mark.
However, this change does mean that anyone willing to pay $8/mo. ($11/mo. on Android or iOS) can get it. Essentially, the only things you need to get your Twitter blue check are a Twitter account and a credit card. When you have those ready, you can follow the steps below to get your blue check.
Twitter Blue Features
When you pay for the blue check, you’re actually paying for Twitter Blue. The subscription service gives you the blue check and the following features:
- Tweet editing (within 30 minutes)
- Tweet organization with bookmarks and top articles
- App icon customization
- NFT profile pictures
- Undo Tweets or edit Tweets before sending
- Longer Tweets and videos
- Twitter Circle
Twitter updates new features regularly. The company is also working on reducing ads for Twitter Blue subscribers. So, if you want Twitter’s new features and display the blue check, we’ll show you how to sign up for the service in the following sections.
How to Get the Blue Check on Twitter – Web Browser
While Twitter relaxed its restrictions on who can get the iconic blue check, some accounts still can’t get it. Review our section below and ensure your account meets all the criteria to get your blue check.
Step 1: Tap the Menu Icon
Twitter’s web browser layout has a menu on the left side. You’ll see a three-dot icon encased in a circle. That’s your Twitter menu. Click the menu icon.
Step 2: Click Settings and Privacy
When you click the menu icon, a small drop-down window will appear. Click Settings. Then, click Settings and Privacy.
Step 3: Click Twitter Blue
The Twitter Blue option appears on the Settings page in the menu on the right. Click it.
Step 4: Click Your Plan
You’ll see two options appear on the screen. You can choose to pay $84 for the year or $8.99/mo.
Then, click Subscribe.
Helpful hint: You can save money by paying yearly. However, if you aren’t sure you want to keep Twitter Blue, you can choose the monthly option.
Step 5: Submit Your Payment
Twitter will open a new webpage where you can input your credit card information. When you complete filling out the form, click Subscribe.
Helpful hint: This credit card will pay your Twitter Blue payment automatically on the renewal date.
Now, you will see your blue check on your Twitter account.
How to Buy the Blue Check on Twitter – Mobile App
Twitter users who want to sign up for Twitter Blue on the mobile app will have to forfeit a few extra dollars per month because Google and Apple want their cut too. However, if you’re ok with that, you can pay for Twitter Blue on the iOS and Android app. Complete these steps to get your blue check on Twitter:
Step 1: Tap Your Profile Icon
You’ll see your profile icon in the upper left corner when you open the Twitter app on your mobile device. Tap your profile icon.
Step 2: Tap Settings and Privacy
Now, tap Settings. Then, you can select Settings and Privacy in the menu.
Step 3: Tap Twitter Blue
Twitter Blue appears near the middle of the Settings menu. Tap Twitter Blue to move forward.
Step 4: Tap Subscribe
You can subscribe to Twitter Blue and get your blue check for $11/mo. on the mobile app. Tap Subscribe when you’re ready to sign up for the service.
Step 5: Pay for Twitter Blue
iOS users will see the option to submit their payment using an iCloud account. Double-click the iPhone’s side button to confirm the purchase.
Android users can tap Subscribe and complete the purchase with their Google Play account.
Criteria for Getting a Blue Check on Twitter
Before you can proudly display your Twitter blue check, your account still has to meet a few criteria. Aside from submitting a payment, ensure your account meets the following:
- Completed profile with profile picture, bio, display name, and username.
- In a region where Twitter Blue is available (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, India, Indonesia, and Brazil).
- A valid and active phone number.
- An active Twitter account older than 90 days.
Not only do you have to meet the requirements listed above, but you also have to maintain certain requirements to keep your blue check on Twitter. You’ll temporarily lose your Blue Check if you change your profile picture, username, or Twitter handle.
Helpful hint: Before you sign up for Twitter Blue, make sure you update the profile picture and Twitter handle you want to use.
Twitter Blue? Twitter You!
So far, Twitter Blue has been one of the most controversial app features we’ve seen. While some love the idea of having their own blue check, others feel like it has lost its meaning. No matter which team you’re on, Twitter Blue offers more amazing features, like Tweet editing, that make the option worth it!
Sign-up is easy on any device, and as long as you’re a real person, you’ll get your blue check pretty quickly.
Check out the video below to see exactly how to get a blue check on Twitter.
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