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Twitter verification application is open to eligible audiences

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May 20, 2021
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Twitter Verification Application: Twitter will open account verification applications to the public under the new guidelines, but it will take some time to view the form as per Twitter sources. I have reached out to the Twitter employees and will update you on more as soon as I get news from them on when exactly the form will open and if you are planning to review previously verified accounts that do not match the current scenario of verification.

Company Response: The company informed me that we have already started the verification service on May 20, 2021, and those who are not able to see the verification form should wait for 1 to 2 weeks. The verification review will take 4 weeks and if denied then they can reapply in the next 30 days.


Twitter Verification Application Further Procedure:

The coveted blue badge may soon be within your reach. Twitter announced today in a blog post that it will begin rolling out its new verification application system, which allows public figures and other accounts of high public interest to distinguish themselves with a checkmark that indicates they are who they say they are — like a government official, journalist, celeb, brand or business, or other notable names.

Over the next few weeks, Twitter will begin displaying the new verification application directly in the Account Settings tab to all users globally. From there, you can submit your application. You’ll then receive an emailed response in one to four weeks, depending on how many open applications are in the queue at the time.

Applications are processed by a newly expanded team, not automated, which is why things may slow down at busy times.

If approved, you’ll receive the profile badge automatically. If denied, you can reapply 30 days after receiving Twitter’s decision. There’s no limit on how many times you can reapply.


twitter verification application

Twitter verification application


Going forward, to qualify for verification, Twitter users must match the criteria in one of the six following categories:

  • Government
  • Companies, brands, and organizations
  • News organizations and journalists
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and gaming
  • Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

These categories are just the start, the company says. It will later expand verification to include scientists, academics, and religious leaders later this summer.

To become verified, an account must first establish its authenticity by providing a photo of an official government-issued ID, or by providing an official email address relevant to the category chosen, or an official website referencing the Twitter account.


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More Updates:


Byrne said Twitter considered relaxing the criteria, even allowing anyone to apply to become verified, but he said doing so would lead to “inauthentic accounts” getting verified “and it wouldn’t be a meaningful sign of anything.”

He also said that Twitter has been adding a significant number of new staff to review the applications and that it would do so through human review, not automation.

Twitter said it has around 199 million daily active users worldwide, of whom about 360,000 are verified.

Last year, Company briefly stopped verified accounts from tweeting during a high-profile security breach, and at times the “blue check” has become a derogatory term in political debates online. Facebook has its own version of the blue-and-white checkmark.

Joint Article Reporting from EMEA TRIBUNE, NBC, and Tech Crunch
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