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X Verification requirements: How to obtain the green check


The blue checkmark means that the account has an active subscription to X Premium and meets our eligibility requirements.

Starting April 1, 2023 we began winding down our legacy Verification program and accounts that were verified under the previous criteria (active, notable, and authentic) will not retain a blue checkmark unless they are subscribed to X Premium.

Subscribers will need to meet our eligibility criteria below to receive or retain the blue checkmark.

Only accounts actively subscribed to X Premium are eligible to receive the blue checkmark.

Our team uses an eligibility criteria on when the checkmark is given to ensure we maintain the integrity of the platform. Your account must meet the following criteria to receive or retain the blue checkmark: 

  • Complete: Your account must have a display name and profile photo

  • Active use: Your account must be active in the past 30 days to subscribe to X Premium

  • Security: Your account must have a confirmed phone number

  • Non-Deceptive:

    • Your account must have no recent changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle)

    • Your account must have no signs of being misleading or deceptive

    • Your account must have no signs of engaging in platform manipulation and spam

The checkmark will appear once our team reviews your Premium subscribed account and if it meets our requirements.


As a result of this change, X will no longer be accepting applications for the blue Verification checkmarks under the previous criteria (active, notable, and authentic).

In accordance with the Terms of Service, including our Purchaser terms, X may remove the checkmark of an account at any time without notice. 

To minimize confusion and promote integrity on the platform, changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle) will result in a temporary loss of the blue checkmark until your account is validated as continuing to meet our requirements. No further changes to your profile photo, display name, or username will be allowed during this review period.

The checkmark will appear again once our team reviews your X Premium subscribed account and if it continues to meet our requirements.

X may also remove the checkmark from accounts that are found to be in violation of the X Rules.

You may not purchase X Premium if you are a person with whom X is not permitted to have dealings under US and any other applicable economic sanctions and trade compliance law.

Any violation of the X Terms of Service or X Rules, manipulation of X processes, or circumvention of enforcement actions may result in the loss of the checkmark or in certain instances, suspension.

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