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Koo adds its own verification status with Yellow Ticks, calls it ‘Eminence’

Koo, India’s own Twitter-like micro-blogging platform has now introduced its own verification program with yellow ticks. Here's all you need to know about it.

By: Tech Desk | Mumbai |
July 27, 2021 4:31:59 pm
Koo, Koo app, Koo verification, Koo eminence,Koo has added a Google Docs form that you can fill up and submit to apply for verification. (Image Source: Koo)

Koo, the Indian answer to Twitter, has announced its new Eminence Criteria in the public domain with yellow ticks, which is the company’s very own verification program. The program will grant a yellow tick to notable accounts who are eligible for verification, should they apply for the same. The platform calls the Yellow Tick ‘Eminence’.

“A Yellow Tick on Koo recognises and celebrates a user’s eminence, stature, achievements, abilities and professional standing in Indian life. It implies that the user is well-regarded in the Indian framework – be it an artist, scholar, sportsperson, politician, businessperson or any other field,” Koo said in a statement.

The Eminence criteria will be reviewed by “a special team at Koo in March, June, September and December each year”.

“Requests for Eminence are evaluated based on internal research, third-party public resources and in the Indian context,” the brand added. “As on date, the Eminence Yellow tick has been confirmed for approximately one percent of requests received and these eminent voices are given prominence in their respective language communities,” it further said.

The platform also mentioned that it will be removing any other, unofficial form of appearing to be verified on the platform. “Koo will suspend/remove accounts that use imagery of, or similar to, the Eminence badge in a manner that may mislead the public about the accounts’ status,” the company said.

How to get verified on Koo?

Koo has added a Google Docs form that you can fill up and submit to apply for verification. Users will also find a whole page of information around Eminence verification on the page and even the removal of the Eminence tick.

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