Sick of waiting to be verified on Twitter? Good news: 2020 might just be your lucky year.
According to a new report from TechCrunch, Twitter is readying the launch of a new system that would allow users to access publicly documented guidelines, increasing their chances of securing that little blue tick on Twitter.
Jane Manchun Wong shared the news on her Twitter page, after finding evidence of a new Request Verification feature in the settings menu of the Twitter app.
Twitter is working on “Request Verification” 👀
(I’m not Twitter employee. I’m not tech support) pic.twitter.com/ED58QsD7kM
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 7, 2020
Since the leak, Twitter has shared news wit TechCrunch of exactly what it plans to do with its verification system in the coming months – so listen up if you want to be verified!
Back in 2017, the company closed down the verification program, following a number of controversies where illegitimate accounts were being verified. A year later, the firm said it would reopen its verification system int he years ahead, introducing some major changes.
Speaking of the changes, Twitter said that Wong’s screenshot does indeed “show the forthcoming option to request verification,” confirming that a feature was on its way.
“This time around, Twitter will also publicly document what qualifies a Twitter user to be verified,” the company added in a statement.
“The hope is that with more clarity and transparency around the process, people will understand why the company makes the choices it does.”
In the past, the company had internal guidelines when determining whether an account was able to be verified, but the new guidelines will allow users to see verification for the first time.
We don’t know exactly when the company will introduce its new system, but if Twitter is already testing the workings of the new system on apps, we assume it’s just months away.
Do you want to be verified on Twitter? Why? Let us know on social media and check back soon for more news on the Twitter verification system as and when we get it.