Twitter is letting anyone apply for verification now.
But that doesn’t mean that just anyone will be honoured with the blue tick badge on their accounts.
Who will, and will not, get verified is still not totally clear, but from yesterday, the official public-facing application for account verification is available.
Mashable reports that Twitter verification has been the source of frequent debate over the years, but that the popular platform hopes this new process will be more transparent.
B Byrne, a Twitter product manager who focuses on identity, explains the goals for the verification application:
“One, we want to help notable people submit successful applications to be verified,” said Byrne. “We want this to be really consistent, and want to make it easy for folks.
The second goal is to help everyone else who applies learn our notability criteria, and hopefully understand why they’re not eligible.”
Twitter requires that an account be authentic, notable, and active to be granted verification.
If you’re saying, “yes, me, I tweet all the time”, then all you have to do is go to the ‘Account tab’, and select ‘Request verification’:
You’ll then be prompted to provide more information:
Then a team of humans dedicated to account verification will review your application.
If your application is approved, you will receive an email alert and a beautiful blue tick.
If the application is denied, you will just receive a rejection email.
Just remember that because the process isn’t completely automated, Twitter may take anywhere from one to four weeks to respond to applications.
Might as well join everyone on the wave of blue ticks that are about to hit our feeds.
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