Twitter announced plans to resume its public verification program in January 2021 after asking users to comment on the new draft verification policy. Twitter suspended the blue honor badge in 2017 due to widespread criticism that many users were awarded confirmation badges, even with single-digit followers. Twitter released a draft new policy in November and has received more than 22,000 survey responses in the two weeks since then.
The new verification policy will take effect on January 20, 2021, but the general verification system will be operational at a later time. Twitter lists some important comment areas that we have been working on with our new verification policy. The company changed the account criteria to be considered complete by removing the profile bio or title photo requirements. If your account contains a verified email or phone number, profile picture, and display name, your account will be considered complete. We have also updated our references to Wikipedia in line with the standards of the encyclopedia.
In addition, Twitter has made the account category headings more relevant. The news category now includes news and journalists, and the sports category now includes Esports. There is another reference in the entertainment category to clearly define the creator of digital content. Twitter also recognized that the follower requirement for each country is “not always the right approach.” Therefore, it is a regional requirement to be fair across the country.
According to Twitter, your account must be real, noticeable, and active on your platform to receive the blue badge. Six types of accounts have been identified as high profile, including governments, corporations, brands, nonprofits, news, entertainment, sports, activists, organizers, and other influential individuals. I will. The company also announced that starting January 20, it will begin removing account verification badges that have been found to be in violation of Twitter’s rules. It also removes the blue badge from inactive and incomplete accounts.
Twitter will begin public validation in 2021 and will provide a new submission process available on the Settings page. Applicants must select an account type category and use reference links and other support documentation to identify individuals. In 2021, Twitter also plans to introduce robotic automatic account labels and memorial accounts to commemorate the dead.