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Twitter Officially Rolling Out Blue Badge Verification Process

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Today Twitter rolling out a new blue badge verification process and reviewing public applications or profiles for verification on Twitter. Back in November 2020, Twitter already announced to officially relaunch the verification process, this was set to launch in the future but now it’s rolling out to everyone.

Twitter says that “We also started enforcing that policy by automatically removing the verified badge from accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for verification, such as those that are inactive or incomplete.”

The blue badge is one of the ways we help people distinguish the authenticity of accounts that are of high public interest. It gives people on Twitter more context about who they’re having conversations with so they can determine if it’s trustworthy.

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With the relaunch of the Twitter verification process, Twitter has new guidelines for verified accounts on Twitter, if verified accounts are repeatedly violating the Twitter rules then Twitter has the right to removed the blue badge from the verified accounts.

For those who want to verify their profile on Twitter, they must have fit the following criteria: 1. Government, 2. Companies, Brand and organizations, 3. News organizations and journalists, 4. Entertainment, 5. Sports and gaming, 6. Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.

With the above criteria, the user also must fill in their profile name, profile image, and confirmed email or phone number, also the user account must be active within the last six months and have a record of commitment to Twitter rules, Twitter officially said that in the statement.

After following the above criteria, Twitter profile completion, and carefully read the Twitter rules, then you’re ready to apply for the Twitter verification application process.

Twitter says that next few weeks everyone will be starting to see the new verification application under the Twitter “Account Settings” tab. After users submitted the necessary information in the verification process then they will get a response from Twitter within a few days or weeks.

Once users get back a response from the Twitter team and get verified, then that user will see the Twitter blue badge automatically on their profile. If users don’t get approved then they have a chance to reapply for the verification process after 30 days.

Twitter Officially Rolling Out Blue Badge Verification Process
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We know that the current verification policy may not represent all of the people who should be eligible to be verified on Twitter, so we’re planning to introduce more categories later this year, such as those for scientists, academics, and religious leaders.

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