Twitter Reopens Blue Badge Verification Program After a Brief Pause

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Twitter on Wednesday reopened its blue badge verification program after a brief pause, as it has been inundated with verification requests.

Twitter, on May 29, hit the pause button on its blue badge verification program within a week of its launch, saying it was rolling in verifications requests that had reached it.

Twitter relaunched its new verification application process last month, beginning with six categories and reviewing public applications globally to help users earn the blue badge on the micro-blogging platform.

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The company has relaunched the verification program with six categories – government; companies, brands, and organizations; news organizations and journalists; entertainment; sports and gaming; and activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.

Twitter said that it would introduce more categories later this year, such as those for scientists, academics and religious leaders.

Once the application is submitted, the applicants can expect an emailed response within a few days, but this could take up to a few weeks depending on how many open applications are in the queue.

“If your application is approved, you’ll see the blue badge automatically on your profile. If you think we made a mistake, reapply 30 days after receiving our decision on your application,” Twitter had said.

Twitter previously suspended the verification way back in 2017, before relaunching it this year.

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