Celebrities, politicians, athletes, and brands have them, and now you can too. We’re talking about verified Twitter accounts. These accounts, which are typically maintained by public figures and organizations, help users find high-quality accounts to follow and connect with a broader audience.

Verification – which is accompanied by a blue check mark – was once exclusive to big name Twitter users. But as of July 19, any Twitter user can apply for verification. As long as you meet certain requirements (and you’re deemed important enough to the Twitterverse) you can nab a blue check mark for yourself.

Check out the infographic to learn how you can benefit from a verified account, how to prepare your account for verification, and how to submit a request to verify your account.

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