The world’s most influential social media site will revise its user verification process, Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday.
According to Musk’s tweet, the entire verification process is currently being redesigned.
Two people familiar with the matter reported on Sunday that Twitter is considering charging for the coveted blue check mark that verifies the identity of an account holder.
According to the report, if the project moves forward, users would have to subscribe to Twitter Blue at a cost of $4.99 per month or risk losing their “verified” badges.
In spite of the fact that Tesla’s CEO has yet to make a final decision, and the project may still be scrapped, according to Platformer, it is likely that verification will be incorporated into Twitter Blue in the near future.
According to an internal correspondence seen by The Verge on Sunday, Twitter will increase its subscription price for Twitter Blue, which also verifies users, from $4.99 per month to $19.99 per month.
With the launch of Twitter Blue last June, the platform launched its first subscription service, which offers “exclusive access to premium features” for a monthly subscription fee, including the option to edit tweets.
In April, Musk surveyed his millions of followers on Twitter, asking if they wanted an edit button on tweets. The feature was also released earlier this month. The majority of respondents had answered in the affirmative.
In a separate report on Sunday, citing employees who are familiar with the matter, Musk has requested that logged-out Twitter users be redirected to Twitter’s Explore page where trending tweets are displayed.
Can I pay $20 to get a blue tick on Twitter?
No, the blue tick is not something you can buy for any profile. Only influencers and businesses which already have the tick have to pay $20 to keep that blue tick or they’ll lose it.