NEWS & ANALYSIS

Twitter Reinstates Application Process for Verification, Blue Check


Twitter is rolling out a new verification process that will allow any user to apply for the platform’s infamous blue check mark. 

If you aren’t familiar with the blue check mark, it simply means you’re cool. 

This isn’t the first time Twitter had an application process. They paused their original verification applications in 2017 after receiving criticism, The Hill reports. 

Users can submit applications starting Thursday. To qualify, you must fall under one of six categories: government; companies, brands and organizations; news organizations and journalists; entertainment; sports and gaming; or activists, organizers and “other influential individuals.” 

Guidelines for eligibility will be more straightforward this time around, and the social media giant will better explain how it defines notable accounts that deserve the blue check. 

“Today’s application rollout marks the next milestone in our plans to give more transparency, credibility and clarity to verification on Twitter,” the company wrote in a blog post. 

Twitter also said it plans to expand eligibility for academics, scientists and religious leaders later this year.