Twitter May Be Letting You Become Verified on Twitter Soon
“There’s a lot of blue checks heading your way, I promise”
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently said in a Periscope livestream that the company is working to allow any user to become verified.
“[We] are do[ing] it in a way that’s scalable, where [Twitter] is not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves and we don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias on our part.”
The CEO didn’t elaborate further on what this process may look like, but when Twitter first added the blue checkmark to indicate verified profiles, it was originally given out to large public figures, such as celebrities. Eventually, the company began verifying other high-profile figures, including journalists and influencers which made the checkmark perceived as a status symbol on the platform. Twitter eventually allowed anyone to request verification, but asked users to provide reasons why they want one in 2016.
Dorsey also adds that identity, as well as anonymity, is an important part of Twitter. He insists that Twitter doesn’t enforce a real name policy because he wants the platform to be a safe space for someone to speak their mind without sharing identifiable information that would “put them in the way of harm.”