Twitter’s review process may change soon. The social media company announced plans to update its review process last year. Recent evidence suggests that the new process could take effect as early as next week.
Engineer and tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about several upcoming Twitter features, including Screenshots of the alleged new verification Inquiry form. While Wong doesn’t work for Twitter, it states that the updated review process and request form screenshots are being reviewed by “multiple sources” and that “Twitter plans to launch the new self-delivered review request form next week.
If Wong’s sources and screenshots are correct, the new verification process will allow users to select the type of verified account they are applying for and submit identification materials using the new request form. Account types include activists, corporations, content creators, entertainers, government officials, journalists, social media influencers, professional athletes, and esports personalities. According to Wong, Twitter will soon be tagging verified users as journalists, entertainers, etc., as it does Government and state media accounts.
The new verification request tool should make the process easier to start, but that Guidelines for Getting and Maintaining Verified Status on Twitter do not change. Let’s examine what you might need to do to start a review application and what the process might look like when the new Twitter request form is online.
How to request Twitter verification
Before starting the verification process, your account must be public and your profile must include your real name, date of birth, and specific information in your bio. Also, you need to use a real photo of yourself as your profile picture. You will also need a valid phone number and email address added to your account. These are the absolute minimum requirements.
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From there you can start the application process by going to Settings> Request Review. Based on Wong’s screenshots, the new request form will first ask you what type of verified account you are requesting.
Next, you would choose a qualification method. Options reportedly include articles from Google Trends, Wikipedia pages, news coverage, or official executive websites when applying for a company. You would need to submit links to three valid sources that correspond to the qualification method your choice.
After that, you’ll need to prove your identity with a government-issued ID (such as a driver’s license or passport) or an official email address or website tied to your company’s domain name.
Twitter would review your application after you submitted it and notify you shortly afterwards. If your request is accepted, you will receive the coveted blue tick. Otherwise, you can wait 30 days and submit a new application.