As of now, you — yes, you — can apply to be verified on Twitter.
The ever elusive blue check, which is usually reserved for celebrities, athletes and random media members (thanks, Twitter) is now up for grabs via a different process than usual.
Here's how it works.
All you have to do is make sure your profile has a few things: a legit phone number, email address, bio, avatar, header photo, date of birth, website link and an account that's, obviously, not set to private.
Oh, you'll also have to hope that the team responsible for this at Twitter agree that your account is worth being verified and "of public interest."
To vet that interest, Twitter asks why your account merits verification and also asks for links to content you create. This is all because Twitter wants to make the verification more accessible to "influencers."
An exec for the social media company said in a statement,
We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter so it makes sense for us to let people apply for verification. We hope opening up this application process results in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience.
So go ahead, fill out that form and try your luck. You might just find yourself wielding a blue check mark.