Twitter paused public submissions for verification badges in 2017. Since then, it has been working on a new verification programme to offer the blue tick mark to users who deserve it the most. Now, a new leak suggests that Twitter is near to launching the new verification process. This process will ask users a series of questions, giving them a chance to receive the verified badge, whether they fulfil specified criteria. There are a bunch of people that can request for a verified badge, including activists, influencers, journalists, news organisations, government officials, and more.
Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that Twitter is finishing up the new verification process and looks to launch it sometime soon. While she says the new process is at the finishing stage, the tipster doesn’t offer details on a proper launch date or even a period of time. A screenshot shows the type of details that will be asked all the way through the new verification process. To start with, Twitter informs that the verification process is only for notable groups or people inside a particular category. These categories are broadly classified by Twitter as polite, and Wong has shared a screenshot of what these categories could also be.
Users who want a verification badge must submit identity verification, the particular category they belong to, and their qualifications proof as polite. Once the entire details are uploaded, users can submit for a verifications badge on Twitter. The screenshots propose that Twitter has hired third party providers to help them ascertain the authenticity of the information shared and resolve the eligibility of verification. Apparently to be a lot more streamlined than before.
The verification process used to be paused back in November 2017, with Twitter claiming there used to be numerous confusion around it. The social media platform also conducting a review of verified accounts and began removing verification from accounts whose behaviour did not fall inside Twitter’s guidelines. There is still no official announcement from Twitter regarding the new verification process.
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