Twitter Pauses its Public Requests for Profile Verification
Twitter last week announced about its re-launch of Public Verification request which now has been stopped again by the company for the time being.
Due to heavy amount of requests for the verification process, Twitter says that it needs to put public verification requests on hold once again, in order to clear the backlog.
We’re rolling in verification requests. So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted.— Twitter Verified (@verified) May 28, 2021
We’ll reopen requests soon! (we pinky swear)
People are always looking to verify their profile by the application on every social media platform so it is not shocking to see these requests by the users.
Twitter has 199 million active users, and only 360k of them currently have the blue tick, that's a lot of people who will no doubt be very keen to jump in and apply for verification, even if they don't meet with the tough new criteria.
Public Verification Requests has always been a part of trouble and that is the reason many apps do not prefer to provide the verified profile option for their users.
Twitter would prefer to operate upfront and accessible process, in order to enable a wider breadth of people - including medical experts, scientists, academics, etc. - to get its mark of trust and authority, which, theoretically, could have broader benefits for on-platform engagement and interaction.
As soon as Twitter would be able to clear the backlogs, it will still have to suffer through the flatten requests from users which will also lead to a more manageable, maintainable, and sustainable level for Twitter's team to deal with.