Following a week of relaunching, Twitter stops the new account verification program

After just over a week of being relaunched, Twitter has paused its new account verification program, citing the fact that it received more requests than anticipated, and it now needs time to analyze them before accepting any new ones.

Twitter promises to reopen requests soon, but doesn’t inform us when exactly it will start accepting requests.

After more than three years of hiatus, Twitter relaunched its account verification program. In November 2017, it was paused due to user uncertainty about the program, and Twitter vowed to bring it back with changes.

Verification now delivers more clarity about who may be verified. According to Twitter, the blue badge will be awarded to accounts who are “authentic, notable, and active.” Verified accounts must meet one of the six requirements below:

  • Government
  • Companies, brands and organizations
  • News organizations and journalists
  • Entertainment
  • Sports and gaming
  • Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

However, that’s not it. For a verification account, Twitter has outlined more guidelines. More information about the verifications may be found here and here.


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