What are the requirements to apply for a verified badge on Short Stories?

Updated: April 22, 2020

To get the verification badge {verificationBadge.verificationBadge} we look at a number of factors when evaluating {siteName} accounts to determine if they're in the public interest and meet our verification criteria.

In addition to following {siteName} Community Guidelines, your account also needs to be:

  • Authentic: Your account must represent a real person.
  • Unique: Your account must be the unique presence of the person it represents. Only one account per person.
  • Complete: Your account must have a bio, profile photo and at least one story. Your profile can't contain links to other social media services.

Keep in mind that if you provide false or misleading information during the verification process, we will remove your verified badge and may take additional action to delete your account.