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Twitter charging 2,200 for verified accounts

Twitter’s new management plans to charge platform users to earn the coveted badge through Twitter Blue subscriptions.

This would mean charging users a monthly fee of 2,200 shillings ($20) to keep their blue badges.

New owner Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday, just days after taking over one of the world’s most influential social media platforms.

“The entire verification process is being revised right now,” Musk said in a tweet without elaborating.

The changes proposed by Twitter could allow those who are not verified to purchase the coveted blue badge. Currently, Twitter only grants verified status to prominent accounts from “a well-known person or brand.”

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According to a report by The Verge, Twitter accounts that already have verification will need to follow this new process and pay a blue check mark.

The report suggests that authorized users will have a total of 90 days to upgrade to Twitter Blue or they will eventually lose their check. Additionally, Twitter employees have been urged to act quickly on this new subscription plan or pack their bags and go. Employees were given a Nov. 7 deadline, according to the report.

Twitter Blue was introduced last year and is a premium monthly subscription that provides exclusive access to premium features. Twitter says it will let you customize your Twitter experience

It remains to be seen how Musk plans to roll out this service globally while changing the entire payment structure. In eligible regions, Twitter Blue is available as an in-app purchase on Twitter for iOS and Android.

The purpose of the verification is to allow “people to know that the public interest account is real. To receive the blue badge, your account must be real, reputable and active. »

There is no verification fee, as it is only a way to stop the account from impersonating you if your account is found to be of public interest.

It is currently unclear if this new program will verify everyone with a Twitter Blue subscription or if only those who have signed up will be considered for verification.

Musk has been open about his desire to explain how Twitter verifies accounts and handles its bot issues, and tweeted on Sunday, October 30, that “the entire verification process is currently being overhauled.”

Twitter Blue was launched in June last year as the platform’s first subscription service, which offers “exclusive access to premium features” on a monthly subscription basis, including the option to change tweets.

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