It also unveiled a guideline that it will be used for verifications.
That infamous blue tick mark next to your Twitter account was often considered a prestige badge and acts as a way for the public to know that the account is genuine. But Twitter closed down its verification process in 2017 because of various controversies and now it has announced that it will be bringing back verifications early next year.
A draft of its new verification policy can be seen here, along with a survey link for users to know if the process is fair and if they have any suggestions.
In the draft, Twitter says that there will be six types of accounts eligible for the blue tick mark. This includes government officials, brands/nonprofits, news, entertainment, sports, and activists. In addition, other individuals outside the professional categories could also be verified which is still of course subject to review by Twitter.
Previous accounts that have been verified contradict these new rules, but Twitter has acknowledged that error and said that it will be removing verification badges of previously verified accounts that do not meet the guidelines.
A version of the verification process will be finalized on December 17th, 2020 and the verification process itself will be launched sometime next year.