Twitter has begun to accept applications again for a verified blue tick. The social media company paused this process a week ago, a few days after it had relaunched for everyone. Twitter had started this pause as the company wanted to look into applications they received up till now.
Today, Twitter announced that its users will be able to apply for the blue badge again. Those that have the blue tick, meaning that their accounts are valid and authenticate.
This system has opened up again after more than three years. Back at the end of 2017, the company had stopped taking requests for the verification badge, due to negative connotations such as importance and endorsement coming up. Although, it is available to all users from the government, companies, brands, news organizations, and journalists, entertainment, sports, gaming, among other groups of people.
Those that apply for the blue badge are required to have an account that contains a profile name, image, and an established email address or phone number. They also need to have been active accounts for the last six months and are required to “have a record of adherence to the Twitter Rules.” Verification will be applied to those profiles that have been approved, while those that did not receive confirmation, can apply again within 30-days.
Twitter will email users a response within a couple of days, or even longer based on the number of applications they receive. Those accounts that “no longer meet the updated criteria for verification, such as those that are inactive or incomplete,” will have their badges automatically removed.