Twitter launches a new verification policy for its users’ accounts

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Among the conditions for accepting authentication.. The account must be active during the six months prior to the request for authentication, and has a record of compliance with the Twitter rules.

Twitter announced Thursday the launch of a new system to verify accounts on the social networking site that is used by 186 million daily active users.

Pursue documentation

Many seek to obtain the blue badge in front of the names of their Twitter accounts, and the blue badge means that the account is “verified” and this lends a measure of credibility to the account owner and can increase the number of his followers.

The blue badge also facilitates the interaction of social media users with the account holder, considering that it makes them feel a sense of safety in dealing with him and also benefits those looking for accurate information and news sources.

The authentication mark makes it easier to know whether the tweet with a statement or information is really that person who says he is or is just impersonating the name or name, especially if it is for an official body, or a public figure.

New documentation policy standards

Twitter has begun implementing the new authentication policy, by automatically removing the verification badge from accounts that do not meet the updated criteria for authentication, such as inactive or incomplete accounts.

The new authentication conditions define the categories eligible to authenticate their accounts as follows:

• Government accounts
• Companies, brands and organizations
• News organizations and journalists
• entertainment
• Sports and games

Activists, organizers, and other influential individuals

Twitter says it plans to include more categories of people eligible for documentation later this year, such as scholars, academics and religious leaders.

Another condition for accepting the authentication request is that the account be “complete”, that is, it must have a username, a photo, a confirmed email address, and a phone number.

The account must also have been active, within the six months prior to requesting verification, and have a record of adhering to the Twitter Rules.

According to the new program, the Twitter platform will provide instructions for verified account holders that they must follow, in addition to the general laws of the platform.

Once you open the application link under “Verified” in your account settings, authentication instructions appear:

1. Tell us which eligible category matches your account

2. Choose how you want us to verify your identity

3. Submit the request and we’ll let you know when we’ve made the decision

And the punishment for those who repeatedly violate the Twitter rules will remove the blue badge from their account to turn into an unverified account.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

How can I apply for account verification?

Over the next few weeks, all Twitter accounts will gradually have the option to “Request Authentication” under “Account Settings”.

Within one to four weeks of submitting the request to verify his account, the applicant will receive an e-mail message, in which there is a response either to documenting the account or informing him that the account “did not meet the authentication criteria”.

And if the authentication request is approved, the blue badge will automatically appear on the account, and people whose account verification requests are rejected can re-submit the verification request again after 30 days.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

In addition to the new authentication policy, Twitter is working to launch more updates and new features in the coming months, most notably giving account holders more room to identify themselves, in addition to launching new types of accounts such as “automated accounts” and “memorial accounts”.

Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

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