How to Get Verified on TikTok

Written by Courtney Raguso, Social Media Content Creator

When it comes to social media, everyone wants to be verified and have that famous blue check mark next to their username. Getting verified is of course everyone’s goal, but getting this stamp of approval is much more than just a status symbol. The blue check mark increases your brand’s credibility and exposure, and helps distinguish you from fake or duplicate accounts. This blue check mark is also referred to as a verification badge, which essentially verifies that your account is authentic and is actually you. Now, that doesn’t go to say that accounts without this badge aren’t worthy. It just means that they haven’t been selected. Let’s explain how getting this badge works.

TikTok can be hugely beneficial for brands because of the size of the audience and reach that can be acquired. With over 2 million downloads worldwide, you can bet that there’s an audience that will be interested in your content. There’s no fixed number of followers you need to have in order to get verified, you just have to be discovered and selected by TikTok, themselves. Unlike Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can’t request or fill out a form for verification. However, there are ways you can increase your chances of getting the blue check mark. When it comes to verification, TikTok looks for several elements of criteria. This app is known for organic content, so above all, authenticity is key. Everyone has their own unique story and this is the app to share it. Also, being unique and showing that off will be beneficial to your brand. There are so many niche communities on the platform that you can become a part of depending if your brand is relevant and can fit in. Everyone has a niche, so by using the right hashtags, captions, and staying consistent in your videos, you’ll be able to find that community you can be a part of and contribute to. TikTok also looks for activity levels to see how engaging your profile is. If your posts have a lot of likes, comments, and shares, you’ll be seen as the account people want to watch. Lastly, you must follow the rules and guidelines. If your account gets banned or reported too much, you will lose out on those chances. 

Aside from consistency and engagement, there are a few other things you can do to increase your chances of getting verified. Of course, there’s the case you go viral, which inherently helps you gain popularity over night. This can lead to a dramatic increase in followers and engagement, which can get you noticed by TikTok. Growing your following is one of the key steps to getting verified and this app is the best one for growth because of its fyp algorithm. Using trending sounds and using stitches or duets in your content are also great ways to boost your following and get your content in front of new eyes. TikTok is a great app when it comes to establishing yourself as a thought leader and is the ideal place to share your interests. It’s also a good place to promote your brand and talk about your accomplishments, aside from posting all that fun organic content. Whether it’s a magazine mention, a YouTube clip, or a guest appearance on a podcast, sharing your mentions will make your account seem more reputable. Lastly, and you might not have realized this before, but your verification on other platforms can help you with your TikTok verification. All you have to do is apply for verification on platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Once you can get those, that will just be another reason for TikTok to verify you!

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