Just over a week after relaunching verification, Twitter has announced that it has paused the process of verification of profiles on its platform.
The company announced this in a tweet, where it said, “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)”
To recall, about a week ago, the social media tech giant announced that it is resuming the process of providing Blue ticks to users’ profiles through its new verification application process and reviewing public applications for verification.
The company had said that the new Blue tick mechanism rollout marks the next milestone in its plans to give more transparency, credibility and clarity to verification on Twitter.
At that time, the company had cautioned those interested in this process that the timeline for requests could be delayed. “Once you submit your application, you can expect an emailed response from us within a few days, but this could take up to a few weeks depending on how many open applications are in our queue,” Twitter said in a blog.
New verification guidelines
Twitter has also announced new guidelines for verified accounts. “These verification guidelines are intended to encourage healthy conversations for the betterment of the Twitter community overall. They follow the philosophy to lead by example, Tweet others how they want to be Tweeted, and serve the public conversation authentically, respectfully, and with consideration. As always, all accounts, including verified accounts, must follow the Twitter Rules. And as we previously shared, verified accounts that repeatedly violate the Twitter Rules are subject to having the blue badge removed,” says the company.