Blue tick on Twitter accounts helped to verify their identity and distinguish them from fraudsters. It was available to professionals working as journalists, organizations and government employees. All you had to do was apply for a verification program to get a blue tick for your account.
But things started to change when Elon Musk took over as head of Twitter. In February 2023, he said the company would soon begin removing “legacy symbols” from Twitter accounts. In March, Twitter announced that on April 1, only paying users will have verified brands on their accounts. This means that a user must sign up for Twitter Blue to get a blue tick for their account.
Twitter Blue Score: Eligible
Twitter says any account holder who is fully subscribed to Twitter Blue is eligible to receive a blue tick. In addition, he must meet certain criteria such as:
- Complete: Your account must have a display name and profile picture
- Active Use: Your account must be active for the past 30 days to sign up for Twitter Blue
- Security: Your account must be more than 30 days old when registered and have a verified phone number
- Not to mislead:
Your account must not have any recent changes to your profile picture, display name, or username (@handle)
Your account must not show any signs that it is misleading or deceptive
Your account should not show any signs of forum gaming and spam
Twitter Blue: Price
The cost is:
Monthly: KES 1,419 on Android, $11 on Apple devices and $8 on the web.
Annually: KES 14,839 on Android, $114.99 for Apple devices, and $84 on the web.
How to pay for Twitter Blue in Kenya:
1: The web is the cheapest way to pay, because you avoid App Store and Google Play Store fees.
2: Click Twitter Blue when you are logged in to the website.
3: Choose between monthly or annual payments. There are significant discounts for annual payments.
4; You will be taken to a page where you will enter the card details.
Once you’ve provided your information and you’re done, you’ll immediately access Twitter Blue’s features. The verification badge will come later, once Twitter has verified that your account is legitimate.
You should receive an email from Twitter at the same time
How do I sign up for Twitter Blue?
To sign up on the web, go to twitter.com and select More > Twitter Blue > Sign Up. Here you will be asked to confirm your phone number, if you haven’t already. Next, you will need to pay for the registration.
Similarly, to sign up on iOS or Android, go to the profile menu > Twitter Blue > Sign Up. If you haven’t already done so, you will be asked to verify your phone number. Follow the in-app purchase instructions to complete your subscription.