- Twitter is pausing public verification requests to review the ones that have been submitted.
- This comes eight days after announcing it was reopening the process for the first time since 2017.
- Twitter’s blue check mark has long been a status symbol, and marks the authenticity of an account.
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Twitter is pausing public verification requests for the coveted blue check.
This comes eight days after the company announced it was reopening its verification process for the first time since 2017.
Twitter announced on Friday that the public process has been paused to review the requests that have been submitted.
The company announced the update in a Tweet on May 28: “We’re rolling in verification requests. So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted. We’ll reopen requests soon! (we pinky swear).”
-Twitter Verified (@verified) May 28, 2021
Twitter’s blue check mark has long been a status symbol, and is designed to mark the authenticity of a user’s account.
The company originally said it would gradually roll the application out to users within the next few weeks.
With this new process, anyone can apply to be verified under the account settings section of the app.
In order to qualify for verification, the user must have adhered to Twitter’s rules within the past 12 months and been active on the platform within the last six months.
Twitter said users who are approved will immediately receive a blue check mark, while those who are rejected can apply again after a 30-day waiting period.
The public application system was paused in 2017, with high profile figures still able to receive verification on the app. This came after the company gave one of the “verified” badges to the organizer of the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally.