Twitter has stopped accepting account verification requests
Twitter is once again suspending its account verification program. The company relaunched the program on May 20 having previously suspended it in November 2017. However, it has now stopped accepting public requests for verified “blue check” badges due to the volume of pending requests.
“We are rolling in requests for verification. So we have to pause to accept more for now while we review those that have been submitted, ”Twitter said Verified in a Tweeter, suggesting that the company received too many requests in the first week after the program reopened. “We will be reopening applications soon!” (We swear pinky), ”he added.
When Twitter began accepting public requests for verified batches on May 20, it warned that users might have to wait longer for a response. “Once you have submitted your application, you can expect an email response from us in a few days, but it may take up to a few weeks depending on the number of open applications in our queue. expectation, ”the company said in a blog post.
It looks like Twitter has received far too many requests than he had hoped for. As such, he has decided not to accept any further applications for the time being. It’s unclear when apps will resume, although the company promises to reopen the program “soon.”
Twitter temporarily suspends account verification apps
Twitter suspended its account verification program in November 2017 after hearing comments that the process seemed arbitrary and confusing. The company has faced a lot of criticism over its decision to verify the account of a white supremacist.
He went back to the drawing board and came up with a revised verification policy last november. The company has classified six types of accounts “notable” that may require verification under its new policy. These include government; companies, brands and non-profit organizations; new; entertainment; sports; activists, organizers and other influential figures. It has also defined certain criteria for each type of account to receive the verified badge.
In simpler terms, anyone can now request a verification on Twitter. It is up to the company to decide if the account falls into the above six categories and meets the required criteria. So it’s not too surprising that Twitter has received an overwhelming number of verification requests. So much so that he had to temporarily interrupt the program. It is not known how long it will take the company to review all pending requests. Hopefully it will resume applications soon.