Last year, Twitter announced that their paused verification program would be coming back in early 2021, While that didn’t happen, sources now say that the program will a comeback and Twitter might make its new self-served Verification Request from next week.
Trusted researcher Jane Manchun Wong wrote on her Twitter that “multiple sources have told her that Twitter is ready to relaunch its verification program while also sharing screenshots with details of the new verification form and what type of accounts would be eligible to get that coveted blue tick.
On Twitter’s upcoming verification form, the eligible account type and qualifications pretty much aligns with their guideline:https://t.co/PXWr5UZ9sc
Instead of tweeting tens of screenshots, here I gathered a list of the eligibility details found in that form: pic.twitter.com/yTp3JcpNaU
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 5, 2021
Twitter will start labeling verified users in different categories to help people understand whether the account represents a government, a politician, a journalist, a content creator, etc. For now, only government accounts sport a different label from others.
To get verified, Twitter will require to know if you’re a company, an activist, an entertainment group, a journalist, a government official, or a professional sports entity, etc. You will also have to share your ID with Twitter and show your qualifications through Google Trends, Wikipedia articles, news coverage, or the official leadership website. You also have to upload a photo of your ID.
If the verification program does relaunch next week, it will join the other new initiatives the platform has undertaken to make the user experience better including the introduction of Twitter Spaces, the Tip Jar, etc.