How to get verified on YouTube

Follow the rules and you should be fine! 

How to get verified on YouTube
How to get verified on YouTube

In order to get verified, you must meet YouTube’s eligibility requirement: your channel must have at least 100,000 subscribers. If you meet those criteria, you can follow these steps:

1. Go to Google's support page

Click on this URL in the bottom.

2. Click on ‘Contact flow’

You will find the link under the ‘Eligibility’ section. There will be a lightbulb next to it and the text is highlighted in gray.

3. Choose ‘Email Support’

The ‘Contact flow’ link will lead you to a page where you can ‘Email support.’ Click on that and you will be asked to fill out a form.

4, Fill out the form

YouTube makes it easy by including a specific question that asks ‘Is this a request for a verification badge?’ Say, YES.

5. Submit the form

YouTube should reply within 24 hours informing you if you’ve been verified or not. If they do decide to verify you, the checkmark symbol should appear in a few days!

Just because you have 100,000 followers doesn’t mean YouTube has to grant you the verification checkmark. They will be evaluating other aspects of your channel as well. 

Link your website to your channel. This shows your channel represents your brand and makes you look more credible when YouTube is reviewing your channel. You need a strong brand to get the verification checkmark.

Showcase your expertise — have you written a book, spoken at an event, or partnered with other businesses? That’s worth noting in your profile and maybe even including in your video content. If your brand is really strong, sometimes YouTube will bend the 100,000 subscribers rule. If your channel’s following dips below 100,000, YouTube will not revoke your verification badge.

This one should be obvious, but any violation of YouTube policies or account suspensions will make it harder for you to get verified. You don’t want any black marks on your record. Follow the rules and you should be fine!