Twitter is now once again accepting applications from public users for a verification badge. It has also released new guidelines for verified accounts. The verification option is slowly on a rollout for everyone, and users will soon be able to submit an application from their account settings if they are eligible.
Twitter had first started verifying users on a public scale back in 2017, after which the service had been paused. Twitted closed that as there has been a perception among the people that a verified badge implied an endorsement. Twitter, now once again, has clarified that a blue badge is indicative of an account of high public interest and authenticity. It doesn’t mean anything more than that.
Regardless of how authentic an account is, a verification badge can be removed for repeated violations of Twitter’s rules and guidelines. Twitter’s new guidelines state that the verification can also be revoked if the account is inactive or incomplete or the person is no longer in the position, which initially made them eligible for verification. The verification badge can be taken off if there are attempts to changing the name or bio of the verified account.
Verification applications will be available to everyone over the next few weeks from the Twitter app’s Account Settings tab. The gradual rollout will help Twitter take care of all applications promptly. Twitter plans to add even more categories to the eligibility list later this year, such as scientists, academics, and religious leaders.