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Twitter has re-introduced the ability for users at high risk of impersonation to apply for verified accounts.
Currently reserved for celebrities, journalists and other public figures, the verification tool will help users to find high-quality profiles as opposed to fan pages or false accounts.
The announcement was made yesterday by Twitter’s User Services Vice President Tina Bhatnagar, who said: “We want to make it even easier for people to find creators and influencers on Twitter, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience”.
Once an account has been verified, a small blue badge with a white checkmark will appear below the profile picture. Further to the checkmark, a notification system which filters replies to verified accounts only will also be available.
In the past, Twitter has manually verified all accounts deemed at risk – meaning less than 0.1% of over 300 million accounts have been verified so far.
To apply for a verified account or to find out more, visit support.twitter.com