On Tuesday, Twitter made an announcement that it would relaunch its verification feature ahead in the new year with a new set of guidelines for its users that missed the blue tick along with their username.
Twitter’s announcement affirms earlier reporting in June from their app researcher Jane Manchun Wong proposing that the organization was working on their new verification framework. Twitter is likewise asking for feedback on a draft proposal for the same.
Twitter’s Tuesday blog post read “But the blue verified badge isn’t the only way we are planning to distinguish accounts on Twitter. Heading into 2021, we’re committed to giving people more ways to identify themselves through their profiles, such as new account types and labels. We’ll share more in the coming weeks. This is just the beginning of what we have planned for 2021.”
On the off chance that no changes are made to the proposal, then the accounts that would be qualified for verification would incorporate government accounts, organization or company accounts, brand accounts, non-profit accounts, news media accounts, entertainment accounts, sports accounts, activists accounts, organizers accounts, and what Twitter alludes to as “other influential individuals“.
Each kind of accounts must meet certain kinds of requirements, such as being profiled in a media outlet, to receive verification. The draft policy of Twitter can be viewed on their official website. Subsequent to receiving feedback, Twitter intends to release the final policy on 17th December 2020.
Twitter likewise announced new draft rules clarifying when a verification badge could be removed too. On the off chance when a verified user changes their name or bio to deceive individuals on their true identity, Twitter could pull their verification badge. Certain service violations could also lead to a verification badge being taken away.
Twitter is also asking its users to take a survey based on its policies before the 8th of December. Users can tweet their feedback by using the hashtag #VerficationFeedback in their tweets.