Twitter is working to expand its verification to everyone

Twitter is working to expand its verification to everyone

Image: Mashable Now you can feel special too: Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk. "The intention is to open verification to everyone," Dorsey said. "And to do it in a way that’s scalable, where we're not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves, and we don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias on our part." It comes after Dorsey admitted verification is "broken" on the platform, and a small team under Twitter product director David Gasca has been tasked to rethink how the verification system works. "In user research, when you ask people what do you think when you see the checkmark, they think of it as credibility." "In user research, when you ask people what do you think when you see the checkmark, they think of it as credibility," Gasca said, joining Dorsey for the live broadcast. So it creates a lot of confusion." Dorsey didn't offer up any details on what the new verification system would look like, but Gasca said that the future of verification may look to "increase context," to help users interpret their message based on who they are. It could be a little while off until everyone gets a checkmark. Dorsey said the company's priority is verification around candidates in the 2020 U.S. election, to ensure people see credibility on the platform.

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Now you can feel special too: Twitter is looking to open up its verification process to regular folk.

CEO Jack Dorsey revealed in a Periscope stream on Thursday that the company is working to expand its blue verification checkmark to all users.

“The intention is to open verification to everyone,” Dorsey said. “And to do it in a way that’s scalable, where we’re not in the way and people can verify more facts about themselves, and we don’t have to be the judge or imply any bias on our part.”

It comes after Dorsey admitted verification is “broken” on the platform, and a small team under Twitter product director David Gasca has been tasked to rethink how the verification system works.

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