The last Twitter users to keep blue checkmarks from the company’s previous verification method were stripped of their badges on Thursday. If you want one of the blue badges, you’ll have to pay for the social media company’s Twitter Blue subscription service.
Twitter announce It will begin to retire the so-called legacy verification program at the beginning of April, CEO Elon Musk chirp The last blue ticks will be removed on April 20th.
the Subscribe to Twitter Blue The service costs $8 per month on the web and $11 on iOS and Android in the US for individuals, or $1,000 per month for businesses.
You can sign up for Twitter Blue on the web by going to Twitter.com and choosing more > Blue Twitter > Participate. If you’re signing up on iOS or Android, head over to profile list > Blue Twitter > Participate. In either case, you will need to confirm your phone number.
There are some restrictions to limit impersonation: new accounts will not be able to sign up for Twitter Blue for 30 days, accounts that have not been active in 30 days or that have changed aspects of their profile (photo, display name, username) in the past 3 days, According to Twitter Blue help page. The page says that Twitter is “working on an updated process for new Twitter accounts in order to help reduce the risk of impersonation and may impose waiting periods for new accounts and change them without notice.”
If you pay for the service, you get many perks such as editing tweets, a greatly expanded cap of 10,000 characters per tweet (up from 280), the ability to upload higher quality videos, wider visibility, Two-factor authentication using SMS In addition to authentication applications and of course the blue check mark.
Twitter said it will roll out more features soon, including prioritizing in replies, mentions, and search, as well as reducing ads. leaky claimed Alessandro Paluzzi Twitter is also working on another feature to hide the blue check mark, which now only indicates that someone is subscribed to Twitter Blue.
The oldest verification program was free and was mainly given to celebrities, journalists, politicians, brands and prominent personalities as a means of verification. After Elon Musk bought Twitter and took over as CEO in October, he created converting blue badges for paid Twitter Blue subscribers just to generate revenue.
Before the old checkmarks were dropped, some celebs like LeBron James and Stephen King claimed they wouldn’t pay for Twitter Blue, but found out they were given a blue badge showing they were subscribed. musk chirp that he “pays a few personally” and answered to King implying that he paid for his subscription to Blue. James reportedly rejected Twitter’s offer of a free Blue subscription, but his profile displays a checkmark indicating he paid for Twitter Blue, according to Alex Heath is on edge.