Twitter profile verification for the public: After announcing that it will reopen public applications for profile verification in early 2021, Twitter is now mulling to open the process as soon as next week.
Citing multiple sources, researcher Jane Manchum Wong stated that Twitter is ready to launch its new verification program as soon as next week.
“I was told by multiple sources that Twitter plans to launch the new self-served Verification Request form next week,” said Wong adding that she does not work for the social media company and an official announcement likely to follow soon.
I was told by multiple sources that Twitter plans to launch the new self-served Verification Request form next week https://t.co/vI4q63WwJe
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 13, 2021
Throughout May, Wong shared more details about how the Verification Request form will work and which type of accounts will be eligible to receive the blue badge.
After controversies in US national politics and other subjects, Twitter decided it would label different verified users for other people on the social network to understand whether the account represents the government, politician, content creator, or journalist.
As for now, only governmental accounts have a different label, 9To5Google reported.
According to the report, Twitter will ask whether your account is of an activist, a company, entertainment group, government official, journalist/or professional sports entity.
And then users will have to share their ID with the social network.
According to Wong, “on Twitter's upcoming verification form, the eligible account type and qualifications pretty much aligns with their guideline.”
If Twitter launches its new verification program next week, it will be another step for the company to continue improving and bringing more features to the platform, the report said.
Recently, the social network launched its Spaces function and announced the Tip Jar feature for helping creators monetize in the platform.
Twitter is also planning to launch a subscription tier, something it has been bolstering by buying other startups.