How do I get verified on TikTok?
Whether you are an individual or an organization, social media verification is extremely important if you want social proof and credibility.
It will not only build trust, but also help your audience differentiate you from the imposters.
And with over 1 billion monthly active users, TikTok is undoubtedly a platform that you need to leverage for increasing reach.
Getting verified on TikTok is not like getting verified on any other social media platform.
You can request verification from other platforms.
But for TikTok, you have to take a different approach.
And don’t worry. You don’t need to be Selena Gomez to have your TikTok account verified.
But, you do need commitment and should follow some steps to get that blue tick next to your account.
And this article will cover everything on how you can do it.
Why you should get your TikTok account verified?
It builds credibility
“A verified social media account provides instant social proof and credibility when anyone looks up to you or your company online.”
We all know duplicate accounts exists.
Type Elon Musk on the Instagram search bar, and you’ll see 35+ accounts under his name.
What’s worse? Some of them even claim to be official.
But people are smart enough to know that they should trust the ones with a blue tick.
So if you don’t want to be misunderstood as an imposter, get your TikTok account verified.
Opens up opportunities for collaboration
At some point, you must have had a thought to put your TikTok account to use and earn some bucks.
And the best way (well, actually the most profitable way) to do it is through partnerships.
When people see that your account has authority and credibility, they might approach you for collaboration.
But there is a fly in the ointment if your account looks just like the other 35 accounts with the same name (Okay, we are not all Elon Musk.
But there must be at least one imposter pretending to be you). So, to not miss this opportunity, don’t let copycats steal your identity and get your account verified.
How to get your TikTok account verified?
Getting verified on TikTok is a long game.
Unless you are Beyonce, you will not get a blue tick mark overnight.
I think even Beyonce could use a little time to let people know that it’s actually her.
So here are some steps that will help you get started and guide you on how you can earn that badge of verification.
1. Be consistent
No matter what niche you choose, you need consistency to grow on the platform.
Have an active account, which means an account that you “must have logged in within the past 6 months.”
If you show up on the platform once in a blue moon, it might be a little harder to get verified unless you are a celebrity or a huge personality.
Not only that, if you are starting with TikTok and if you want to skip the grinding part.
You can also even buy a TikTok account with followers ranging between 50,000 and 150,000.
2. Build up your followers and show clear signs of growth
There is no written rule that says TikTok will grant verification if you have a huge following.
But having a considerable amount of followers (100k+) with consistent growth (500-2000 new followers every day) can increase the chances of getting verified quickly. If your growth is stagnant or plummeting, it is less likely that you will see that blue tick next to your name.
3. Have verified social media accounts other than TikTok
If you are aiming for that blue tick next to your TikTok account, I’m assuming you already have blue/gray ticks on your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. If you don’t, go and get them right now! Or go after you read this article. Social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter give you an option of account verification.
Do you need a huge following to get verified by TikTok?
Getting verified by TikTok has nothing to do with your follower count. Thank God! But you can increase your chances of getting verified if you have a good number of followers (100k+).
But, that does not necessarily ensure verification. In fact, some popular accounts have millions of followers, but no blue tick mark next to their account.
Can you buy TikTok verification?
You cannot buy verification for your TikTok account, unlike other social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.
So watch out for third-party sites that promise to verify your account, especially the ones that send you emails claiming to be from the TikTok team.
TikTok does not ask for money, personal documents any other details for account verification. The social media platform will verify your account for free.