Twitter would complete new verification process, could launch soon


Twitter suspended public submissions for verification badges in 2017. Since then, it has been working on a new verification program to offer the blue checkmark to users who most deserve it. Now, a new leak suggests that Twitter is about to start the new verification process. This process will ask users a series of questions, giving them a chance to get the badge verified, if they meet the specified criteria. Many people can apply for a verified badge, including activists, influencers, journalists, news organizations, government officials, etc.

Reverse Engineering Expert Jane Manchun Wong tweeted that Twitter completes the new verification process and plans to launch it soon. Although she says the new process is at an end, the tipster doesn’t offer details on an appropriate launch date or even a deadline. A screenshot shows the type of details that will be requested during the new verification process. Initially, Twitter advises that the verification process is only for notable groups or people belonging to a specific category. These categories are also widely categorized by Twitter, and Wong shared a screenshot of what these categories can be.

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Users who want a verification badge will need to submit an identity verification, the specific category they belong to and their proof of qualification. Once all the details are uploaded, users can request a verification badge on Twitter. The screenshots suggest that Twitter has hired third-party vendors to help them verify the authenticity of the information shared and determine verification eligibility. It seems to be a lot simpler than before.

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The verification process was paused in November 2017, Twitter claiming there was a lot of confusion about it. The social media platform also conducted a review of verified accounts and began removing verification from accounts whose behavior did not meet Twitter guidelines. There is still no official announcement from Twitter regarding the new verification process.

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