Twitter has announced that it will relaunch its account verification process in early 2021. The company has released a set of guidelines that will be used in determining whether the user is eligible to get verified on Twitter with a blue tick-mark.
Twitter is bringing back its verification process after three years. The company paused the program in 2017 after having heard the feedback that it felt arbitrary and confusing to many people. The public verification program is set to make a comeback in 2021 with new guidelines. Twitter is also asking users for feedback on a draft proposal for verification.
The verification policy, Twitter said, will lay the foundation for future improvements by defining what verification means, who is eligible for verification, and why some accounts might lose verification to ensure the process is more equitable.
The six types of accounts that would be eligible for the verification program would include
The microblogging website is also planning other ways to distinguish accounts on Twitter with new account types and labels. More information on this will be shared in the coming days.