How to Get Verified on Twitter With a Hack

Add a fake Twitter verified symbol to your profile picture

Because the Twitter verification process is somewhat mysterious, people are always searching for ways to get a blue checkmark on Twitter. One potential hack is to add a fake Twitter verified symbol to your profile picture.

How to Get Verified on Twitter With a Hack

All you need to do is copy and paste an image of the blue checkmark onto your Twitter profile page background. There are websites that provide free blue checkmark images like the ones used by the actual Twitter employees. Make sure the blue checkmark is placed right next to your name so that your profile appears legitimate to the public.

Twitter with verified check
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The Twitter Verification Process

To become verified on Twitter, one does not need to make a specific request. Twitter employees regularly browse through Twitter accounts to find those that may be at risk for identity theft or impersonation. Then Twitter makes a private determination as to whether to provide a verified blue checkmark to those accounts. As stated by the Twitter Help Center, Twitter will typically only verify the accounts of high-level individuals in the worlds of business, politics, fashion, art, music, government, acting, advertising, and other areas. Twitter has expressly stated that it does not accept requests from the general public for verification.

Benefits of Twitter Verification

Having a verified Twitter account can be very valuable for businesses that want to appear to be legitimate to the outside world. Sometimes individuals who are musicians, artists, actresses, authors, journalists, and other major personas also want to have a verified Twitter account. Basically, a verified Twitter account assures the public that you are who you say you are, and the account contains a small blue checkmark to show this verification to the world.

Risks of Hacking Your Account

If you do decide to hack your account and use a blue checkmark, you should be aware that Twitter may decide to suspend your account and ban you from the platform. Individuals can also be banned when they decide to misuse the badges that Twitter awards, including the famous blue checkmark. The improper use of photos to make it appear as though one is affiliated with Twitter is a violation of the terms of service.

Business owners should be especially careful about using this hack. If your Twitter followers discover that your account isn't legitimately verified, then you may lose the trust of your customers or fans.