Micro-blogging platform Twitter may be resuming its verifications process as early as next week. The company had announced its intentions to bring the program back last year, but has since been working on the criteria required to verify users and whom the blue tick should be awarded to. The company had asked for user feedback on the matter earlier, and had even come up with a new policy for verifications, detailing a bit about who will qualify for verifications in future. Now, reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, has found the self-serve verification form that users will have to fill in order to get verified.
Wong shared photos of the form via a tweet on May 6. She updated the post yesterday, adding, “I was told by multiple sources that Twitter plans to launch the new self-served Verification Request form next week.”
I was told by multiple sources that Twitter plans to launch the new self-served Verification Request form next week https://t.co/vI4q63WwJe
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 13, 2021
The picture shows a bunch of questions that users will have to answer, and that they will have to upload their identification documents as well. Twitter had earlier said that only six types of accounts will be approved for verification.
- Companies, Brands and Non- Profit Organizations
- Activists, Organizers, and Other Influential Individuals
“We’ve also added proposed criteria to automatically remove verification from an account if, for example, it’s inactive or if the profile is incomplete, as well as grounds to deny or remove verification from certain qualified accounts that are found to be in repeated violation of the Twitter Rules.,” Twitter said in a blog post earlier. “We recognize that there are many verified accounts on Twitter who should not be. We plan to start by automatically removing badges from accounts that are inactive or have incomplete profiles to help streamline our work and to expand this to include additional types of accounts over the course of 2021,” it added.
How to verify your account on Twitter
It seems Twitter is going to make the process slightly simpler too this time. You’ll have to follow the following steps to get verified.
- Go to your Twitter account settings.
- Tap on the new Request Verification option
- This should show you the new verification form
- Fill the form and apply for verification
- Wait for approval
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