Twitter has rolled out a new application and a new process for applying and revising verification requests. This rollout is crucial to giving more transparency, credibility, and lucidity to substantiation on the service.
The blue badge is how people distinguish the legitimacy of accounts that are of high public interest. It gives people on Twitter more context about who they’re having conversations with, thus enabling more informed conversations. To this end, Twitter has been working to bring clarity to the verification process with a policy shaped by public feedback.
With the revised application process, Twitter is also introducing some new guidelines for verified accounts to boost healthy conversations for the progress of the community overall. Veriﬁed accounts that repeatedly violate the Twitter Rules could be at the risk of the blue badge being removed, which they have already started automatically removing the veriﬁed badge from accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for veriﬁcation.
To qualify for veriﬁcation, you must ﬁt the criteria of one of the six categories listed below.:
● Companies, brands and organizations
● News organizations and journalists
● Sports and gaming
● Activists, organizers, and other inﬂuential individuals
In addition to the above criteria outlined in the veriﬁcation policy, an account must also be up to date with a proﬁle name, a proﬁle image, a conﬁrmed email address, and a phone number to be considered for verification. Furthermore, the account must also be active within the last six months with a record of adherence to the Twitter Rules.
How can one apply to get veriﬁed?
Everyone on Twitter will start to see the new veriﬁcation application directly in the Account Settings tab directly in the app in the next few weeks. In India, the application will also be available in vernacular languages like Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, and Kannada. After receiving an application, Twitter will respond with an email within a month, either confirming verification or informing if the application didn’t meet the new verification criteria. Once an application is approved, the blue badge will automatically appear on a verified profile. People can reapply for verification after 30 days from receiving Twitter’s decision to their initial application