Twitter’s verification policy has been renewed and will take effect on January 20, 2021. The company shared the development via a blog post and stated that it would also begin automatically removing the verified badge from inactive and incomplete accounts. Last month, the social media platform unveiled its plans to relaunch the certification program in early 2021 and, according to Twitter, sought public opinion on the design of the revised certification process. The company paused public offerings for certification in 2017 due to confusion.
Twitter Some shared Key changes It has been restored Verification procedure It will take effect on January 20, 2021. For strangers, the verified account will have a blue checkmark next to the username. Said Twitter Two weeks — public opinion Brought in more than 22,000 survey responses that helped shape the new policy. The standard for a profile that is considered “complete” has been slightly adjusted. Now, there is no need to submit profile bio or header image to the account for verification. Updated Twitter’s references to Wikipedia for better identifiable and article quality.
The ‘News’ and ‘Sports’ categories become ‘News and Journalists’ and ‘Sports and Sports’ respectively. The ‘Entertainment’ category has clear reference, including digital content creators. For the original policy to be validated on Twitter, there must be a minimum number of followers on a country-by-country basis. The revamped approach makes it the basis of each region to make it “more geographically equal”.
Asks public opinion for additional certification categories such as academics, scientists and religious elders. Twitter is considering implementing similar, or similar categories next year, and until then, people who fall into these categories may qualify as “activists, administrators and other influential people”.
The full account must have a verified email address or phone number, profile image and display name, Twitter said. When the policy is implemented next year, the company will begin removing deleted checkmarks from incomplete and inactive accounts. If the account is at risk of losing its authentication, Twitter will send a notification to notify the user of any changes that need to be made.
For Memory Accounts, Twitter shared, “In 2021, we are going to create a new type of account specifically designed for Memory Accounts. It also comes with an updated policy for recall and a new application stream to request an account recall. ”
Although January 20, 2021 is the date for the implementation of the new policy, customers will not be able to apply for certification immediately, Reported By the edge. Twitter will begin its certification application process in early 2021.