As reported by the Verge, this doesn’t mean that Twitter won’t verify your account if you’ve already submitted an application. Twitter Verified said on Friday that it was working on reviewing all of the applications it had received as fast as it could. In fact, not everyone on Twitter is able to request for verification yet because the company has slowly been rolling out access to the application.
A Twitter spokesperson told the outlet that it would “resume rolling out applications in the next few weeks.” Hey, at least that’s a sort-of timeline.
The news is no doubt frustrating and annoying to those who want a blue checkmark. I realize that I’m speaking from a place of “privilege” (I guess) since I have a blue checkmark, but you gotta wonder if people who qualify for a blue checkmark will ever get one. It seems like there’s always something going on with verification, from not taking applications for years to pausing because there are too many applications.
At this point, you probably have to be extremely lucky to put in an application at a time when things aren’t going haywire in the verification department, which is not exactly an easy task. If you’re not very lucky, don’t fret. Blue checkmarks may be coveted now, but who knows what will be hip in the future. Maybe we won’t even be on Twitter.