How To *Really* Get That Blue “Verified” Check Mark On Twitter

It’s actually a very easy process that takes 5 minutes

Jessica Delfino
5 min readApr 13, 2019


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Before I was verified, I admit, I read a few annoying articles that said things like, “Have a nice picture on your profile” and “engage with people”, but they never actually told you HOW to get verified.

Some people pay big bucks for a blue check mark on Twitter, others are just given the check mark without even asking. Still others get them through their agents and publicists.

But here’s how you, a not rich, not exactly famous person can get yours for frickin’ free. I know this works, because I know several people who have done it this way.

This is the real answer that no one else is going to tell you.

Step one: Do some digging to find out which of your friends work at Twitter, using Facebook’s search option

This used to be very easy to do. You used to be able to go to your Facebook page and type into the search bar, “Which of my friends work at Twitter?”

Unfortunately, this search option doesn’t seem to work anymore.

But there is a way to still do a search on Facebook to find out where your friends work. And it’s not hard. I’ll walk you through it.

How to search for / find out if your Facebook friend works at Twitter
(or whatever company you wish)

Start by searching for anything in the search bar at the top of your Facebook page. As you can see, I ran a search for friends who work at twitter.

That will bring you to the detailed search area of Facebook.



Jessica Delfino

I write about life with 1 husband, 2 kids, 1 cat, sometimes funny. Bylines: TheNew Yorker, The NY Times, The Atlantic, McSweeney’s.