The Twitter team announced that account verification is once again on hold.
It has been just three months since Twitter reopened the verification process after 4 years on hold. However, Twitter decided to temporarily pause this system to improve the process.
It seems that the application process exceeded Twitter’s expectations. Within days of reopening the verification process in May, the Twitter team announced that they were pausing to review the applications that had already been submitted, so they were not accepting any more requests.
While it was a brief pause, it was not the only problem they encountered in this new verification stage. Last month, the Twitter team announced that they had verified fake accounts by mistake. Yes, about six accounts that were part of a botnet were verified and received the blue badge on their profiles.
While Twitter corrected the error and the accounts were suspended, questions remained about the effectiveness of this new verification system. So this may be one of the causes of Twitter’s new pause to its account verification process:
We temporarily paused the implementation of access to request verification so that we can make improvements to the request and review process.
The Twitter team has not provided details on how long it will take to review these details and reopen the verification process. So for those users who have been waiting for years for account verification to be reopened, the wait seems like it will be endless.
For the time being, we will have to wait to see if Twitter can definitively solve all the problems surrounding the different stages of the verification process.