TikTok is a community for people all across the globe to create, share, and watch entertaining videos. Whether you've been following your favorite singer, brand, celebrity, or professional sports team on TikTok, you may have noticed a blue check mark displayed alongside their handle. TikTok provides these verified badges to help users make informed choices about the accounts they choose to follow. Our users come from all walks of life and the verified badge is a quick and clear way to let you know you are following the real deal, rather than a fake or fan account.
What is a verified badge?
A verified badge means that TikTok has confirmed the account belongs to the user it represents. It appears next to a TikTok user's account name in search results and on the profile as a visible blue check mark.
If a profile does not have the badge next to the right of their username but displays it somewhere else on their profile (such as in their bio), it's not a verified account. Verified badges can only be applied by TikTok and will appear in the same place every time.
Why do we have it?
TikTok's verified badge is an easy way for notable figures to let users know they’re seeing authentic content, and it helps to build trust among high profile accounts and their followers. For individuals, non-profits, institutions, businesses, or official brand pages, this badge builds an important layer of clarity with the TikTok community.
How are verified badges given?
We consider a number of factors before granting a verified badge, such as whether the notable account is authentic, unique, and active. Verification at its core is a way for people to know that the newsworthy accounts they are following are exactly who they say they are. Thus, some attributes we require are:
• Active: your account must have logged in within the past 6 months
• Authentic: your account represents a real person, business or entity. Only one verification per business, or person except for language-specific accounts
༚ If you are a business, institution, or entity, your email domain must represent your business during the verification approval process (ex. @tiktok.com)
• Complete: your account must currently be public and have a completed profile with a bio, name, profile photo, and at least one video
• Notable: We review accounts that are featured in multiple news sources, and we don't consider press releases and sponsored or paid media.
• Secure: Your account should have multi-factor authentication with a verified email. This ensures that the authentic owner stays the authentic owner and is protected from malicious actors.
It's also important that users adhere to our Terms of Service and guidelines in order to ensure that TikTok remains a safe, fun platform for everyone, and verified users are no exception to that. That said, a verified badge does not imply an endorsement by TikTok, and TikTok reserves the right to deny or revoke verification to accounts that meet any of the above criteria through artificial or inauthentic activity.
Can I request to remove my verification?
It’s not currently possible to request to remove your verified badge. However, you can trigger a removal by changing your username.
How much does it cost to get verified?
TikTok does not charge to get verified. Any entity claiming to sell TikTok verifications is unaffiliated with the company.
Why might TikTok remove verification?
TikTok may remove a blue verified badge at any time and without notice. Some removal reasons may include:
• The account was found to be transferred to another owner making verification inauthentic
• The username changed so the account owner needs to re-apply for verification
• The account type changed between business, personal, or institution
We may also remove verification from accounts that are found to be in severe or repeated violation of TikTok's Terms of Service.