Twitter will soon allow eligible people to submit their request for account verification again, reports suggest.
The company has disabled its account verification process over a year ago and said it wants to reintroduce it in a new format. The verification was upholding for most famous accounts, and only specific accounts, like government officials, could receive a blue badge. However, the new format remained a question, but now it’s becoming clear what Twitter has in mind.
According to famous tipster Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter wants to relaunch its account verification days ahead. This way, public figures, celebrities, and influencers can submit their requests for verification.
Manchun Wong believes that the new verification format will be self-served, which means users should provide their information to Twitter.
Of course, not all users can submit requests, and only six types of accounts can do so. These accounts are activists or Influencers, companies and brands, entertainment activists, government officials or affiliates, journalists or news organizations, and professional sports or e-sports entities.
The accounts that don’t belong to any of these categories won’t have much chance of receiving that blue badge. Twitter has a comprehensive blog post about verified accounts that you can read to gain insights into how the company verifies accounts.
Verifying accounts on Twitter will be harder with the new format
It’s surprising to know that even if your account can fall into any of these categories, you may not be eligible to get verified. Every category has its qualifications, and people who can’t meet these qualifications won’t receive the blue badge. For example, celebrities must provide a link to their IMDB page, and the page should include at least fifty production credits, according to the new Twitter procedure.
Also, for identity verification, you can choose between government-issued ID, official email addresses, and official website.
It is clear that Twitter has taken more stringent measures to verify user accounts. Thanks to the new procedure, the number of verified accounts will be limited, and only eligible people could get verified. However, this may be bad news for some influencers and public figures.
Twitter’s new account verification request will launch in a few days. If your account can meet the qualifications, you can request it. Also, it’s still unknown whether the verification request will be accessible through mobile apps.