After a fairly significant hiatus due to being flooded with requests, Twitter is almost ready to reopen its verification process. This reopening will include some improved guidelines outlining expectations for users who wish to become “blue tick” verified.

You’ll be able to apply for a blue tick through your account settings, which then will get a response within a couple of days. To be considered as a candidate, you’ll have to tick some boxes along the way starting by fitting into one of these categories:

  • Activists, organizers or “influencer”
  • Companies, brands or organizations
  • Entertainers or Entertainment Groups
  • News organisation or journalist
  • Professional sporting (including eSports) personality
  • Government affiliate or official representative

Once you identify where you fit into those listed categories, the process will continue where further verification by ID, Email or website is required. The other area that some accounts will fail to meet criteria is the — let’s be honest, subjective — requirement for the account to be authentic, notable and active. If your application gets denied, you’ll have to wait 30 days before you can reapply.

While the request to become verified hasn’t yet appeared in account settings, it will do in the next few weeks. That’s when we’ll undoubtedly start to see a new batch of Blue Tick verified Twitter accounts.