Usually, you would go on Twitter, search and follow celebs and high-interest personalities if they have a blue-colored verified badge against their profiles. Having a blue badge on your Twitter handle has become one of the prominent social currency, however, the problem is, Twitter never revealed how it goes around verifying these accounts to add the verified badge on the theme.
Twitter introduced the verified badge feature about 12 years ago and still, there was no standardized process up till now. Twitter has since changed the process making it more transparent for users as they can apply to get a verified badge on their profiles.
Twitter adds standardized verified badge application process
On Thursday, the social media giant released a new verification application process that swings into action on the same day itself. It gives transparency on who can apply for the verified badge for their account. This feature is being considered as a next milestone giving people transparency, clarity to verification, and credibility on the social media site.
According to the process, anyone who is an organized, activist, or an influencer, a company or brand or an organization, or someone from a government office or its affiliate can apply. Anyone who is in entertainment groups, someone who has made a name in professional esports and sports entities can also apply for the verification process. Journalists, news reporters, and personalities can apply for the same as well.
Twitter is looking forward to expanding its reach to academic schools, religious leaders, scientists among others that will soon be able to apply for the blue-colored verified badge on their accounts.
The significance of having a verified badge has since been criticized and questioned but Twitter made it clear that a verified badge helps people distinguish between someone who has an authenticated account. No doubt someone who is known or famous may have multiple accounts created by people disguising themselves as the person in the talk. Having a blue badge on the verified account gives users the ability to distinguish between authentic and fake accounts.
Twitter will require users to submit identification that includes the official website, official email address, government-issued ID card among others. Once applied, Twitter will scrutinize the documents and process the verified badge accordingly.