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TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms nowadays and its popularity has been constantly growing during the last couple of years.
Even though most of its users are young people and teenagers, there are more and more adults who find this social network interesting.
Apart from providing fun, TikTok has, just like YouTube, become some people’s profession or helped them launch, for example, a music career, so it can also provide popularity and financial benefits to the most popular TikTok creators.
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What Does It Mean to Be Verified on TikTok?
First of all, if a TikTok account has verified status, a blue checkmark can be seen next to the user’s account nickname in search results as well as on the very profile.
If a TikTok account is verified, that practically represents the confirmation that the account belongs to the user represented in that profile’s content.
Keep in mind that many users are trying to trick their followers into believing that their account is verified by putting the visible blue checkmark in the account bio under the username.
If TikTok’s verified badge is in the bio or anywhere else except in the spot where it should be, you can be sure that that account is not verified and that that creator is trying to deceive you.
How to Get TikTok Verification?
Since many TikTok creators wonder how are verified badges deserved and given, we have to answer that question.
So, TikTok might be the strictest of all popular social networks when it comes to account verification.
Namely, unlike Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook where you can request verification and a blue badge, you can’t do such a thing on TikTok.
There is no actual and exact thing that you can do in order to get verified on TikTok.
It’s all up to TikTok’s administration, more precisely the Creator Launch Team which is responsible for giving verification to TikTok accounts and that’s the only way you can get a verified account.
However, there are some criteria that you can meet so that you could become a candidate for becoming one of the verified users.
1. Daily follower growth
You need to keep growing in new followers each day.
Of course, the more the better, but according to TikTok expert Rachel Pederson, a member of the Creator Launch TikTok Team, you need approximately 500-2000 new followers every day.
2. Watch time growth and average views growth
Things that also have to grow constantly are watch time and average views.
Both of them need to be on the rise if you want to keep hoping to get verified on TikTok.
3. Go viral
If you constantly produce viral content, your chances to get a TikTok verified account will be much higher.
4. Appear in the media
If you appear in the media and get media coverage, you will have a much better chance to get a TikTok verified badge.
Of course, your watch time will grow and you’ll have a more popular account, so we can just conclude that all these features are tightly connected.
Normally, you can appear on television or in the newspaper, but it would be perfect if you appeared in some video content, for example, a podcast on some other social media platform such as YouTube.
How to Increase Your Chances to Get Verified on TikTok?
Apart from these criteria, there are also things that you can do to increase your chances of getting verified on TikTok.
1. Become verified on other platforms
Even though the verification badge on other platforms can be requested, if you have a verified account on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, it can increase your chances to have it on TikTok as well.
2. Be active and creative
Try to be as active as possible and post new authentic content every day.
Additionally, try to create engaging content so that you would have as many comments, likes, shares, and, generally, engagement with other users.
3. Keep the rules in mind
No matter what you do, always keep in mind that your content must adhere to Tiktok’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.
Apart from content, it is crucial that users adhere to mentioned rules as well.
If you don’t meet this criterion, you can be sure that you’ll never have your TikTok account verified since TikTok tends not to verify users who break any rules.
Beware of Scammers!
TikTok verification cannot be paid and you should always remember that.
There are a lot of scammers who use fake accounts and who might offer you to buy a TikTok verification badge in exchange for money and whose only goal is to gain access to your account and, possibly, steal your personal information.
What Benefits Does TikTok Verification Provide?
First of all, users will be sure that you actually are the person behind that account and, therefore, they will trust you more.
Many viewers want to know whether they are following a fake or fan account or an original account and a real deal.
And it is well known that building trust is one of the most important factors when it comes to getting your audience and creating a TikTok community or a notable account on social platforms.
Additionally, according to some sources, content from verified accounts shows up much more often than regular accounts’ content.
For all of you who are wondering how many followers you need to have in order to get a verified account, TikTok keeps this information a secret, so there is no exact answer to this question.
Finally, some official brand pages can actually have proof that they are official and some notable figures, public figures, or a professional sports team can prove that their high profile accounts are authentic and, that way, distinct them from numerous fake accounts.
A blue verified badge or “a blue tick” on any social network is a matter of prestige and we are aware of that.
Nevertheless, we would just like to give all of you who read this text a piece of advice.
No matter whether you are a creator or you just like to watch entertaining short videos, always keep in mind that creating high-quality content on any platform is not a competition and that you should have fun.
And if you have a good time and fun, the verification will eventually come.