22nd May 2021, Kathmandu
Twitter lets people apply once more for blue-and-white checkmarks, inviting what may be a flood of appeal from people who’ve asked for years to get a badge of approval from the social media company.
It would begin rolling out a new process to apply for the transform verification badges, which have been a status symbol on the internet since Twitter exposed them in 2009, according to Twitter. The company allowed them in the past to celebrities, journalists, politicians, and additional public figures but generally stopped handing them out in 2017 as it considered an overhaul.
We’re slowly rolling it out to everyone to ensure that we can review applications promptly, as said in the company blog post. After the application is submitted, the applicants can expect an emailed reacts within a few days, but time dependency is upon the number of open applications in the queue.
Now you’ll see the blue badge automatically on your profile if your application is approved. If you think Twitter made a mistake, reapply 30 days after receiving a decision on your application by Twitter. Over the past few months, Twitter worked to bring clarity to the confirmation eligibility criteria and launched the latest policy shaped by public feedback.
It also began enforcing that policy from accounts that no longer meet the updated criteria for verification, automatically removing the verified badge, such as those that are inactive and incomplete. Verified accounts that break the Twitter Rules are subject to have the blue badge removed.
To obtain the blue badge, the user account must be authentic, notable, and active.
Verification of id
A photo of an official government-issued identification document, like a Driver’s License or Passport.
Official email address
Email should be official with a domain relevant to the notability category you choose
The link to an official website that references you and your Twitter account.
The user must have a profile name and a profile image
The user must be active and logged into the account in the last six months.
The account must have an official email address or phone number
The account must not have had a 12-hour or 7-day lockout for violating the Twitter Rules in the past 12 months.
The user account must represent or associate with a prominently recognized individual or brand. Twitter only verifies government, Companies, brands, organizations, news organizations and journalists, Entertainment, Sports and gaming Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.