Today we would like to provide an update for the delay in processing chatbot verification requests as mentioned in the Twitch chat documentation. As several developers have witnessed and inquired about, chatbot verification requests have gone unanswered for some time.
The verification process was paused a few months ago and was only intended to be in this state for a short period of time while necessary updates were made to the process and privileges regarding verified bots. The purpose of these updates are to improve expectations between developers and creators, and reduce abuse vectors. Guidelines will also be published to make it much clearer why a developer would require this status and exactly what is provided as verification should only be needed for high consumption usage. This effort was delayed and, unfortunately, was not communicated with more transparency or urgency. We apologize for the unexpected silence.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide a specific date for when the request queue will resume processing, but what we can promise is that the effort to complete the tasks mentioned above has begun, all received requests will be processed, and we will have a further update for these changes on July
24 26, 2021. That update will take place on this announcement below.