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By: Andrew Hutchinson
TL;DR Twitter is changing yet again how users can get verified on their platform.
Twitter has officially announced that they will reopen their public applications for profile verification. This is excellent news for those looking for that little blue checkmark right next to their username. Who doesn’t want to seem uber-official? The application process has been on pause since 2017 due to controversy over who had ownership and rights to certification. In December 2020, Twitter set up new regulations for the procedure, making sure there were clear guidelines for those getting the verified tick mark. Those eligible are companies, brands, news, government, entertainment, sports, activists, organizers, non-profits, and other influential individuals. Think of your favorite celebrity, sports team, or clothing brand; they probably have that little blue check!
Although this list seems somewhat lengthy, most people will likely qualify to be eligible for this platform endorsement. Twitter plans to extend the qualifications requirements in the future, expanding the opportunity to scientists, academics, religious leaders, and more. The platform is even considering giving unique labels to those in the humor and satire industry. Now that the process is more legitimized, users can have a better experience knowing with whom they are connecting and what the blue checkmark represents.
Being verified is a significant accomplishment, and we’re happy that Twitter has reopened the process so that more users have this opportunity. Who knows, maybe you’ll qualify! Should Twitter keep the application process open to the public? We would like to hear what you think in the comments below.
Written by: Naia Mader, Intern
Edited by: Lisa Knight, COO & Mentor