Reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong has discovered that Twitter is working on giving users a way to request verification. The social media giant then acknowledged it to TechCrunch. This means, that anyone will be able to request Twitter for a blue checkmark to confirm that their accounts are in fact, their accounts.
We are not sure how this will happen, but Twitter has shared that it will share its guidelines to the public for the first time soon. So if a user wants to request verification, they will have an idea about whether they qualify for the process or not. Up until now, Twitter has never been clear about this nor did it give a release date for this new option yet.Twitter is working on “Request Verification” 👀— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 7, 2020
(I’m not Twitter employee. I’m not tech support) pic.twitter.com/ED58QsD7kM
Twitter's verification process has always been unclear. It would give the blue tick to anyone it found worthy of being a public figure, however, back in 2016 it did launch a request option that is a lot like this one. In 2017, it was under hot waters for verifying a white supremacist Jason Kessler, afterward, it took down the feature and promised to take care of it without telling people how it intends to do so.
It has been observed that Twitter would verify anyone without exactly explaining why and it is surprising that Twitter did not do anything about this earlier, but well better late than never.