How To Get Your Account Verified On TikTok
TikTok is a growing platform that is becoming more and more popular. As the platform grows, creators and brands all want their profiles to stand out on the for-you-page. One way this can occur is by getting your account verified. But many creators remain puzzled about how TikTok decides to give these blue checks out. Here’s a guide on how to get your account verified on TikTok.
What is the verified badge on TikTok?
On TikTok, the blue check mark next to a username is the verification badge. This icon is a badge of approval by TikTok itself, assuring the community that this account is real.
Having a blue check mark next to your username boosts your credibility. Additionally, it allows for you to increase your visibility and users are more likely to pay attention and like to a verified creator’s content. It also prevents impersonators, as the blue check mark shows it’s the real you.
TikTok has a team dedicated to giving out these blue check marks and unlike other platforms, there is no application process.
In this case, you need to make sure your account appeals to this team in hopes of becoming verified. Keeping your account authentic, unique, active, and in line with the rules is rumored to help you achieve this milestone on the platform. Here are some more specific tips to help get your account verified on TikTok.
1. Stay consistent
As a creator on TikTok, a key to success is consistency. Posting regularly can help you or your brand grow a dedicated following.
Try having a regular schedule you follow to upload content to your account. Similarly, try setting reminders to brainstorm ideas, film videos, and upload media to the site.
If you’re not consistently posting on the app, the verification team at TikTok will not waste their time verifying your account. Remain an active, engaging account that’s worth their time when they look over your account.
2. Go viral
Another great way at grabbing the attention of the TikTok verification team is by going viral.
Having a viral post on TikTok allows you to get quickly get an influx of:
It also allows you to more regularly show up on people’s FYP, increasing the visibility of your account.
3. Get a following
There’s nothing like growing a following when trying to grab TikTok’s attention. Through growing your community, you can get more views, likes, and comments.
TikTok is one of the easiest platforms to quickly grow your audience, as many of the top creators gained their following in a short period of time.
A great way to quickly grow your following is through using trending hashtags and popular sounds.
4. Be engaging
Being an engaged creator helps you remain close with your community and stand out to the TikTok team.
There’s a variety of ways to stay engaged on the app such as:
- Interacting with your comment section
- Following other similar creator
- Commenting on other accounts
- Interacting and collaborating with other accounts
Taking a tiny amount of time each day to engage with the TikTok community can help you immensely on the platform.
5. Get featured
Getting your platform out there can help your platform grow and make your account notable to others. It gives your account credibility and authority as you are spotlighted as a standout account.
There’s a variety of ways to be featured. These include on:
- Magazine or newspaper articles
- YouTube videos
- Other TikTok accounts
By getting featured, you are able to spread your name or brand name and TikTok handle, increasing the visibility and relevance of your account.
6. Focus on all platforms
A great way to get your TikTok verified is through having a blue check mark next to your usernames on various platforms. Being verified on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can help encourage TikTok to verify your account. It shows that you’re a relevant creator that should be highlighted on their platform as well.
On other platforms you can apply for verification, so take the steps on these accounts when you can.
These tips can help you get your account verified, and stand out from others on TikTok. While not being verified on TikTok is not a bad thing as a creator, getting that check mark can help you further grow your platform.
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Alaine Meier is a blogging intern at LadyBossBlogger. She currently attends the College of the Holy Cross and is studying economics and environmental studies.