Verification for everyone hasn’t been as easy as Elon Musk imagined!
Elon Musk is determined to change Twitter as we know it: But whether for better or worse remains to be seen. So, the list of changes of the majority shareholder of the social network continues to grow and this time adds a proposal to add new colors to Twitter Blue verifications.
This update consists of offering three colors depending on the type of verification a given account matches. The information shared directly from Musk’s Twitter account adds that it will be available from next Friday.
Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week.
Gold check for companies, gray check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates.
Painful, but necessary.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Sorry for the delay, we will tentatively launch Verified on Friday of next week.
As currently approved, verification options will include color verification gold for companies, gray for government, blue for individuals (celebrities or not) and all verified accounts are manually authenticated before celebrity check is activated.
Elon also wants to change the verifications
Twitter’s new CEO also explained that the same verified blue check mark will apply to everyone. The previous criteria of “notable people” was too subjective.
When verified individuals are part of a verified organization, may have a secondary logo to indicate this, when they have been verified by the verified organization.
However, it still remains to be seen if there will be any other new verification condition within the social network. Until now, Twitter requires proof of identity in the form of a photograph of a government-issued photo ID, usually a passport or driver’s license.
This measure is the result of the disaster that occurred when Twitter allowed users of the payment service Twitter Blue to benefit from the verification process, leaving fake accounts with the names of brands or famous people to display the blue check.
Although the solution is underway, there is a question that persists for the rest of the users with verified accounts, who are not subscribed to the service. And it is precisely if they can keep this status without paying for it.