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Twitter is relaunching the verification badge and they want to hear from you

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Dec 12, 2020

After launching its disappearing tweets tool, Twitter has just announced that it will be bringing back its blue verification badge. Expected to roll out in early 2021, the verification process comes with new policies for users looking to add a checkmark near their handles.

 

The news was released first on Twitter’s blog, where the company is asking the public to help them shape their approach to verification: “We know how important it is to be able to express yourself and understand who you’re talking to on Twitter. So today, we’re sharing the start of our plans to revamp how people can identify themselves on Twitter, starting with verification and asking the public to share feedback on a draft of our new verification policy. Calling for public feedback has become an important part of our policy development process because we want to ensure that, as an open service, our rules reflect the voices of the people who use Twitter.” 

 

If no changes to the policies are made, this could lead to companies, new media accounts, and government accounts, among many, to be open for eligibility. Twitter presented an outline as to some of the ways that the verified badges could be taken away. One example of this is if a user changes their handle to one that misleads people to their true identity.

 

These policies are planned to be finalized by December 17. If you have any feedback you would like to share with the company, head over to Twitter’s survey.