Twitter Verification is Back: How to verify your Twitter account

You’ve heard about Twitter verification. Don’t you wonder how to verify your Twitter account?

Three years ago, Twitter suspended Twitter verification for the public. Well, is Twitter verification back? Recently, it is not. Twitter verification will be available by early 2021, says Official Twitter Blog.

“We plan to relaunch verification, including a new public application process, in early 2021. But first, we need to update our verification policy with your help. This policy will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification and why some accounts might lose verification to ensure the process is more equitable.”

With some changes made to the process, the program is beginning again. The feature hasn’t rolled out for the public yet.

Twitter’s fact-check methods have been somewhat ad-hoc, contributing to customer uncertainty about what it means to be reviewed on the platform.

The famous ‘blue verification tick’ has begun to mean a ‘medal of authenticity’ in time. It might have come with some disappointing results back in the past.

With new developments on the way, the Twitter verification system seems to want the framework to prove someone with a high-profile account he or she is.

“We’re starting by more clearly defining some of the core types of Notable Accounts that are served by verification. Per the proposed policy, “the blue verified badge on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be notable and active.””

How new Twitter Verification Works

According to the Official Twitter Blog, six types of accounts will be listed in this regard:

  1. Government
  2. Companies, Brands, and Non-Profit Organizations
  3. News
  4. Entertainment
  5. Sports
  6. Activists, Organizers, and Other Influential Individuals

If you want to get more detailed definitions of the criteria listed above, you can check here.

How to get verified on Twitter

It has recently shown up that Twitter is working on a new in-app verification system. A “Request Verification” option seems to appear in the redesigned account settings screen.

So, you don’t have to fill a Twitter verification form anymore. It seems to be conducted on your Twitter account.

Your Twitter account must be active and has a clear record to fulfill Twitter Rules, which means:

  1. Your Twitter account must be complete. It must have a proper profile name, bio, and profile and banner images, respectively.
  2. You must be an active user. You must have logged into your Twitter account at least once in the last six months.
  3. Security is another must-have point. Your Twitter account must have a confirmed email address or phone number.
  4. Lastly, your Twitter account must not have a 12 hour or 7-day lockout for violating Twitter Rules in the past six months.

Loss of Verified Twitter Account

Twitter aims to bring a new Twitter verification system with an active fact-check tool that can automatically remove verification from verified Twitter accounts. This process previously to be implemented manually by Twitter stuff might result in a delay in implementing enforcements.

Under the conditions of the Twitter Terms of Service, Twitter can remove the blue tick, verified Twitter account status, in any case without warning.

Let consider a verified Twitter account repeats violations of Twitter Rules. In that case, Twitter can automatically remove the verified account’s blue tick and continue to implement further actions, including Twitter account suspension for 12 hours and 7 days, respectively. It means if you had a 12 hour or 7-day lockout, you wouldn’t be able to get your Twitter account verified again, at least for the next six months.

Who won’t be Eligible for Twitter Verification

Twitter also discusses what would make a verification account ineligible. So, If any of those conditions are met, an account will not obtain a blue verification tick:

  • Parody, newsfeed, commentary, and fan accounts
  • Accounts are representing pets, fictional characters, or non-affiliated with a verified company, brand, or organization as described here.
  • Twitter accounts previously engaged in violations of Platform manipulation and spam policy (accounts found for buying and selling of Twitter followers)
  • Twitter accounts represent individuals or organizations connected to systematic negative or hateful activities.

Twitter also announced that the ‘blue tick’ wouldn’t be the only sign to verify Twitter accounts. The new account types and Twitter labels are on the way.

“But the blue verified badge isn’t the only way we are planning to distinguish accounts on Twitter. Heading into 2021, we’re committed to giving people more ways to identify themselves, such as new account types and labels. We’ll share more in the coming weeks. This is just the beginning of what we have planned for 2021.”

Wrapping Up

Twitter plans to cooperate with non-governmental organizations alongside their inner Trust and Safety Council to create a multi-perspective atmosphere.

Hence, Twitter will be looking for feedback from the public on the developments that are still in draft. If you consider leaving feedback to Twitter, you may find the brief Twitter survey here. Also, if you prefer to tweet your feedback, you can use the #VerificationFeedback hashtag.

Originally published at on November 26, 2020.

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