Twitter has paused requests for the blue badge a week after it was relaunched.

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Last week, Twitter put out new guidelines for applications to enable more people to get verified on the platform.

This came four years after it suspended the process due to confusion around what the blue badge represented.

In the late hours of Friday, the microblogging site, however, said it needs to put public verification requests on hold once again. It noted that the new suspension is to clear a backlog that had been amassed within the short period.

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“We’re rolling in verification requests. So we gotta hit pause on accepting any more for now while we review the ones that have been submitted. We’ll reopen requests soon! We pinky swear,” the app tweeted via its own handle.

Replying to a user in the comments, it said: “Right now, while accepting requests is paused, rolling out access to the application is paused too. Once requests are back open, we’ll resume to roll out access to the application process.”

Earlier, the microblogging app had noted that its verification applicants must be popular figures in six categories including government, companies, brands, organisations, journalism; entertainment, sports, activism, and gaming.

Those qualified are expected to submit an application via their accounts to be reviewed for approval or rejection.

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