Twitter has reopening verification applications after being paused last week, Twitter announced Tuesday. The hiatus, which took effect on Friday, came just eight days after the formal relaunch of authentication applications on May 20.
When Twitter first reopened verification applications in May, it said responses to applications would come back “within a few days” but warned it could take up to “several weeks” depending on the number of applications the company received. It’s not clear if you can expect similar timelines for a response after the break and reopening.
Applications are open! Sorry for the pause –– now you can go back to your quest for a blue badge.
— Twitter verified (@verified) June 1, 2021
Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter’s new verification tool allows anyone to request a blue check mark indicating that someone is a verified user. However, only six categories of accounts are actually eligible for verification, according to the renewed criteria of Twitter: government; companies, brands and organizations; news organizations and journalists; entertainment; sports and gaming; and activists, organizers and other influential individuals.