If your page Twitter profile currently shows a blue checkmark and you don’t plan to subscribe to Twitter Blue, expect to lose the checkmark before long.
The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, said on Monday that “all legacy blue checks” will be removed “within a few months,” adding that the way they were delivered was “corrupt and meaningless.”
The blue badge is supposed to act as a mark of authenticity and is currently attached to the accounts of prominent people as defined by the old guard of Twitter.
But from now on, a blue tick will be awarded to anyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue, the premium tier of Twitter that offers a few extra features over non-Blue Twitter.
Registrations for Twitter Blue they relaunched on monday. The tier costs $8 a month for subscriptions made via the web and $11 a month via an iPhone or iPad, Twitter’s way of dealing with Apple by taking a 30% cut of in-app purchases made. through an iOS device. Android users can join Blue via the web.
Twitter explains new approach to blue checkmarks in a publication on your website.
It says a blue checkmark used to be attached to “active, notable, bona fide accounts of public interest that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements.” But going forward, only accounts that sign up for Twitter Blue will be eligible to receive the blue check mark, once the user has been verified.
To subscribe, the account must have been active in the last 30 days. To receive or retain the blue tick, the account must display a display name and profile photo, and have a confirmed phone number.
Twitter says the account must have “no recent changes to your profile photo, display name, or username,” and show no signs of being “misleading or misleading” or “engaging in platform manipulation and spam.” .
It adds that any changes to an account’s profile picture, display name, or username will result in a temporary loss of the blue check mark until the account can be validated.
In a new revamp to its verification system, business accounts on Twitter will receive a gold checkmark, while government accounts will receive a gray one.
In other Twitter news, Musk recently suggested that the limit on tweets be will convert to 4,000 charactersa large increase in the current limit of 280 characters.