Many were eagerly awaiting Twitter to reopen the doors to its verification system, and that’s exactly what they did today.
After three years of waiting, users can now request to be verified on the social network. The white badge on your Twitter account is a mark of trustworthiness for some and jealousy for others.
The revamped system is slowly rolling out to all users, but Twitter detailed how to request verification in a series of tweets.
What is Twitter verified?
This is an application process created by the company in 2009, so that users can tell which profile is genuine and reliable. Over the years it has become more of a status symbol for many – to have a badge next to your profile name as a means of authority.
A person in the following field would generally be approved to earn the highly sought after badge:
As the years passed and the social network grew in popularity, it became more difficult for the company to manually sift through thousands of requests for approval or denial of account verifications. This led to the suspension of service, with only a handful having been checked in the meantime.
We have suspended public submissions for verification. 👇 https://t.co/0KZd4Kxkp9Feb. 26, 2018
So far. Twitter broke the news that the service is slowly rolling out to users, where you can ask to be verified again.
How to verify your Twitter account
Instead of going to a webpage, just open the Twitter app, navigate to your account settings, and soon there will be an additional option to verify your account.
This will ask for proof of identity to facilitate the process, and once accepted, your verified badge should appear soon.
Hello, “can you check me out” ––Save your tweets and DMs, there is a new official way to request a blue badge, which will be rolling out over the next few weeks. You can now submit a verification request in the app, directly from your account settings! – Your verified blue badge source pic.twitter.com/2d1alYZ02MMay 20, 2021
Twitter has said it is rolling it out slowly to lighten the inevitable avalanche of apps load from many to come. So if you don’t see the option right now, it should appear in the coming weeks.