How to get verified on TikTok

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A verification badge has become a status symbol on TikTok and shows that the user with the badge is notable on the app. But how do you go about to become verified on TikTok? Here’s everything you need to know.

TikTok has seen rapid growth in popularity over the past couple of years, and with that, thousands of creators are flocking to the app to share content with millions of viewers, while trying to build a name for themselves there.

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Many celebrities have ended up joining the short-form video app, and with that, TikTok implemented a verification feature like other websites such as Twitter and Instagram to prevent fake accounts.

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TikTok is becoming an increasingly popular platform.

So, how do you get selected for verification on TikTok?

What does being verified on TikTok mean?

According to TikTok, “a verified badge means that TikTok has confirmed the account belongs to the person or brand it represents. Our creators come from all walks of life and the verified badge is a quick and clear way to let you know you are following the real deal, rather than a parody or fan account.”

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They note that verified badges can only be applied by TikTok, so if someone doesn’t have a badge below their username, but they do have it somewhere else on their profile such as their bio, then that is not a legitimately verified account.

How to get verified on TikTok

Up until November 2022, there was no way for a user themselves to request verification on TikTok, but now users in certain areas are able to do so through the app.

If you have the feature on the app and you want to apply, just do as follows:

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  1. Open TikTok.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Click on the three lines in the top right corner.
  4. Tap ‘Settings and privacy.’
  5. Tap ‘Manage account,’ then ‘Verification.’
  6. Follow the instructions to apply.

Some users may also be able to use TikTok’s website.

TikTok explains that: “We consider a number of factors before granting a verified badge, such as whether the notable account is authentic, unique, and active. Keep in mind, we don’t consider the number of followers or likes on your account as a requirement when granting a verified badge.”

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