Twitter Blue Checkmark used to be exclusively for high-profiled public figures, but the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Periscope livestream that the Social Media Giant is working on the possibility to have a verified Blue Checkmark account for every of its user.
Although Dorsey did not give full details as to what the verification process will entail, Airbnb speculates that the process will require users to submit a functional Facebook profile, phone-number, email ID and a government issued ID card.
This is coming as a follow-up to the 2016 update of the platform, which allowed anyone to request verification of their profiles, stating clearly, why they wanted a verified accounted. Creators, Established writers and Influencers were given the blue checkmark on their profiles but this did not apply to the average twitter user.
David Gasca Twitter’s Product Director however, stated the checkmark was a means of identification, such that users can identify their favourite person’s original account from a parody account as against the general perception that twitter attest to the credibility of these persons and stand with them.
If every user of twitter gets the verification checkmark, then it means that users are expected to suspect accounts that have not been verified.