Despite having around 310 million monthly active users, Twitter has merely 187,000 verified accounts. Previously, the micro-blogging app used to verify the accounts of only brands and public figures. However, it has now begun to verify the account of anyone – only if it is of public interest.

Wondering why you need to verify your Twitter account? Now, more users would prefer to interact with only the ones having verified account. Besides, verified users will be able to filter their notifications to replies, likes or mentions by users with verified accounts.

Wish to send a request to verify your account? Head over the jump to get it done.

How to Verify Twitter Account on Android Device

Step #1. Launch Chrome on your Android smartphone.

Step #2. Next up, you need to go to Twitter’s official verification page. Now, you have to sign into the Twitter account you which you wish to verify.

Step #3. Make sure to read the information and tap on Continue.

Step #4. (If this is the account of any company, brand or organization, you would need to check the box.) Tap on Next.

Step #5. Up next, you have to enter between two and five websites to assist Twitter in identifying your account.

Step #6. Next, you will have to enter up to 500 words to tell Twitter why your account should be verified. Tap on Next.

Step #7. Make sure to review your request and then tap on Submit.

That’s it!

Now, you need to wait for the confirmation. Twitter will inform you over email whether your account has been verified or not. It’s not clear as to how much time the news app will take to send you its decision.

If your request for verification is denied for whatever reasons, you will have to wait for 30 days to apply again.

What do you think of account verification? How useful is it? Do let us know in the comments below.