Twitter is developing a new in-app system for requesting verification, according to a recent finding from reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong, which Twitter has since confirmed. The discovery involves an added “Request Verification” option that appears in a redesigned account settings screen. This feature is not launched to the public, Twitter says.
Wong typically digs into Twitter and Facebook to discover features like these, making a name for herself as someone who scoops upcoming additions and changes to popular social apps before they go live.
In this case, she stumbled upon one of Twitter’s most-requested features outside of an edit button: a way to acquire the coveted blue checkmark typically reserved for public figures.
For years, Twitter’s verification system had been fairly ad hoc, which