Twitter said it is relaunching the self-service application portal for the public to submit a verification request in 2021.
Depending on the platform, in order for an account to be verified, it must be visible and active. There are six types of accounts that are prominent on Twitter:
- Companies, brands, and nonprofits.
- News organizations and journalists.
- Sports and electronic sports.
- Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.
The platform stated that it has received suggestions to add more categories, including academics, scholars and religious leaders, and that it plans to add categories dedicated to these categories later this year.
But even then, if you fall into any of these categories, you may be categorized as activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.
A person may lose the blue verification badge if they change their account name, if their account becomes inactive or incomplete, or if they are no longer in the status that was initially verified, such as an elected government official leaving office, and if the account does not otherwise meet criteria Twitter to check.
Twitter says it may remove the blue verification badge and verification status of the Twitter account at any time without notice in accordance with the terms of service.
In addition, the service may also remove the blue verification badge from accounts found to be severely or repeatedly violating the Twitter Rules.
Removal of the blue verification badge is evaluated for repeated violations on a case-by-case basis and will not be automatic.
A serious and frequent violation occurs when the account impersonates or deliberately misleads people via Twitter by changing their name or biography.
The platform explains that it is heading to re-launch the self-service application portal soon for the public to submit a verification application in 2021.
The process includes requiring applicants to select a category for their verified case and confirming their identity via links and other supporting materials.
Twitter has begun sending emails and in-app notifications to accounts at risk of losing the verification badge to inform them of changes that must be made to avoid automatic removal of the blue verification badge.
Twitter says it does not plan to automatically remove the verified badge from inactive accounts of people who no longer live, and the service is building a way to memorialize these accounts in 2021.