Twitter’s Verification Program Is Making a Comeback. This Time With Publicly Documented Guidelines

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Twitter’s verification program is making a comeback after being suspended in 2017. This time around with publicly documented guidelines.

This came after a backlash when they verified Jason Kessler’s account. He had organized the  “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville that ended in violence and the death of a counterprotester after she was rammed by a car allegedly driven by a white supremacist.

Even though the blue badge used to be so significant as it indicated who they really are – it symbolizes more than that.


A lot of people on Twitter want to be verified so badly with some even making it their resolution this year.

In the early days, Twitter used to verify accounts with no application. You’d wake up and boom, you are verified. Most accounts involved with journalism, politics, government, music, acting, business, media or fashion get verified a soon as they create an account on Twitter.

Twitter then put an online form that you’d fill up to request for verification. The social media platform paused the application step with CEO Jack Dorsey calling the system “broken.”

In an interview with WIRED, Jack Dorsey pointed users who wanted to be verified to Kayvon, Twitter’s head of product.

Well, it seems like Twitter is bringing that feature back with a request verification button. This is according to app researcher, Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane)

It looks like it still in testing and will probably not roll out so don’t get your hopes up.

Speaking to Techcrunch, Twitter is revamping the verification program with publicly documented guidelines. The social media giant hopes that bringing clarity and transparency to the program will help its users understand the choices it makes.

It’s worth noting that Twitter didn’t comment on when these guidelines will become available.


They also confirmed they were testing the new in-app feature that would probably end up in the settings tab.

It’ll be interesting to see if Twitter will review its 356,000 verified accounts with the new guidelines.

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