How to Get the TikTok Verified Badge

Written by Tijana - Reviewed by Ivana Social Media / TikTok

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If you’re a TikTok user, for sure you’ve encountered a lot of accounts who have the verified badge on the platform. It comes off a bit strange since other platforms don’t usually have that many users who get the badge, but keep reading to understand who gets the blue tick on TikTok and what you need to do to join the club!

Why are so many users verified?

In contrast to other social media apps, let’s take Instagram as an example, TikTok has many more users who got the blue checkmark next to their username. This is because on Instagram, accounts that are verified usually belong to celebrities/public figures - influencers, musicians, actors, journalists and so on.

TikTok, on the other hand, grants a verified badge to any user whose videos get a lot of recognition from other users. So, it’s really simple, as long as you’re creating original, innovative and fun content that users love engaging with, you’ll be on the right track towards joining the verified accounts club!

If you are using Instagram, read how to get the Instagram verified badge.

What do I need to do to become a verified user?

As we previously mentioned, your chances of getting verified will be extremely heightened if you become a popular creator. How do you become one? Number of factors are considered in granting a certain user the badge. Your content needs to be authentic and unique, but at the same time, you need to keep up with the popular trends on the platform since they’re changing from day to day! You will also need to create content that will cause users to engage with your posts as much as possible, you’ll need to be active, and of course always be respectful of the policies of the app!

Once your account starts getting traffic, after a while TikTok staff will analyze your posts which will eventually lead to your account getting verified. Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts to getting the badge, it will only need hard and dedicated work.

Is there anyone who can give me the badge?

Plenty of websites, as well as apps started circulating, claiming that there are ways on how you can get the badge without doing the things we’ve already mentioned. Bad news - they’re all fake. The only ones who can give you the badge, are the TikTok staff who will be reviewing your TikTok account and posts once your content has kicked off. The harder way is the only way towards you getting verified on TikTok, so your best bet would be following the guidelines and policies, so you don’t get banned or suspended.

Therefore, make sure you stay authentic, unique, be active and wait for the blue tick to show up!