It will soon be a lot easier to get that coveted blue checkmark next to your name on Twitter.
The company will soon have an official way for users to request a verified account via an online application, marking the first time Twitter has implemented a streamlined way for users to request a verified badge.
The new application process is beginning to roll out to users in the U.S. now and will be available to the rest of the world in the next few days.
Importantly, it doesn’t sound like the actual requirements for becoming verified are changing – just the process itself. In a statement released Tuesday, Twitter notes that verified accounts are usually “of public interest.” Read more…