Earlier this week it was announced by Twitter that the blue verification badge will be making a comeback in early 2021 alongside brand new policies for Twitter users to get that verification badge on their profiles.
The news comes from Twitter’s official blog revealing the assumed launch date in addition to “asking the public to share feedback on a draft of [the badge’s] new verification policy.” Twitter said that “calling for public feedback has become an important part of [the] policy development process” in order to ensure that they maintain their “open service” to the public and “reflect the voices” of its user base.
If there are no alterations of the upcoming verification policies are made, the social media platform may potentially be opening up availability to brands, news media accounts, entertainment, activists, nonprofits, government accounts and many more entities. It’s also been explained by Twitter that there are also ways that the verification badges can be taken away, for example if a user changes their handle that would potentially mislead followers to their real identity.
The rough release date for the Verification badge comeback is December 17th.
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