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Twitter Verification Open For Public Applications

According to the new report, Twitter has reopened its verification for public applications also with the new guidelines in order to keep the verified badge.

A verification application will soon be able to be submitted directly from your account settings screen for all users. The opportunity to be verified depends on the user fitting into one of six categories. Twitter has closed the application process for verification since 2017. However, some individuals and organizations that deserve verification have remained unlisted. Twitter said at the time that it closed public application due to the perception that a verified badge implied endorsement.

Twitter once again has opened its verification for public applications
Twitter has updated it’s verification for public applications

 

What ‘Verified’ Means, According to Twitter

According to Twitter, a blue badge indicates that an account with high public interest is genuine, but it means nothing more than that.

It doesn’t matter how genuine an account is, a verification badge can be removed if it is repeatedly in violation of Twitter’s rules and guidelines.

Moreover, Twitter’s new guidelines state that verification status can be revoked for the following reasons:

  • The account becomes inactive or incomplete.
  • The person is no longer in the position which initially made them eligible for verification.
  • Attempts made to impersonate or mislead users by changing display name or bio.
  • Severe violations committed that result in immediate suspension.

 

Twitter Verification Eligibility

In order for users to qualify for verification, they must meet the following criteria:

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

How to Apple For Twitter Verification

The Verification App will be available to everyone in the next few weeks from the Account Settings tab on the Twitter app.

Some users may be able to use the service right away while others will need to wait until later. This way, Twitter can make sure all applications are dealt with in a timely manner. Twitter asks you to indicate to them which of the eligible categories you belong to, and to provide a piece of identification that proves your identity.

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