Twitter had stopped verifying accounts in November 2017 due to the outrage over the verification process. The micro-blogging site was planning to reopen the profile verification program in January 2021 but it didn’t happen. Now, it seems like the verification program will be going live as early as next week.
Researcher Jane Manchum Wong tweeted that she was “told by multiple sources” about the new verification program to launch “next week.” Earlier in May, she posted the screenshots of the Verification Request form on Twitter.
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
Following are the six types of accounts eligible for the new verification program, according to Wong:
- Activist, organizer, or influencer
- Company, brand, or organization
- Entertainers and entertainment groups
- Government officials or affiliate
- Journalist or news organization
- Professional sports or e-sports entity
In January, Twitter removed the blue verified badge from inactive and incomplete accounts as part of the new verification policy. You can visit Twitter’s page to get more information on the verification program.