- Twitter Verification Application Process Restarts.
- It also introduced new guidelines for verified accounts on the platform.
- Your account must also be active within the last six months.
After a gap of three years, micro-blogging platform Twitter is all set to resume its ‘blue tick’ verification program. In 2017, the micro-blogging platform stops its verification program, because it was confusing to many people.
Twitter is now out with an improved policy that clearly defines what verification means, who is eligible for verifications, and why some accounts might lose verification.
Let take a look in detail at Twitter’s new verification and how you can apply for a blue tick.
Eligibility for verification
According to Twitter, for an account to be verified, it must be notable and active. There are six types of ‘notable’ accounts on Twitter:
- Companies, brands, and non-profit organizations
- News organizations and journalists
- Sports and esports
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals
Twitter plans to add more categories for verification, including academics, scientists, and religious leaders, next year. However, those belonging to these fields and are interested can apply for the blue tick on Twitter under the “Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals” category as of now.
How can you apply for verification?
Twitter says that it will soon be relaunching the self-serve application portal for the public to apply for verification in 2021. The company has not set a date for this yet, instead said they will start accepting applications soon. The process will include asking applicants to select a category for their verified status and confirming their identity via links and other supporting materials.
Alongside Twitter’s re-launch of its verification program to the public after a three-year shutdown, the company also announced that it was planning on introducing a new label for automated accounts popularly known as ‘bots’ on the platform.
Twitter to remove the blue badge from existing incomplete accounts
Twitter has already started sending email and in-app notifications to accounts that are at risk of losing their verified badge to inform them of what changes are needed to be made to avoid automatic removal of their blue verified badge. As long as they make those changes before January 22, their account will not lose its badge.
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