Since the time Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, there have been various changes in the functioning of the microblogging platform. The most recent update about Twitter is that all legacy blue checks will be removed.
Elon Musk was replying to a tweet from Mike Solana. He wrote that all legacy blue ticks will be removed in a few months. He claimed the reason for this is that they have been given in a corrupt and nonsensical way.
In a few months, we will remove all legacy blue checks. The way in which they were given out was corrupt and nonsensical.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
Over 400,000 users on Twitter had a blue tick. This was to reduce the number of fake accounts and spam. The people who were important were provided this badge so that fake accounts could not impersonate them.
Elon Musk’s Twitter Reforms Blue Badge Subscription
A little earlier Musk announced that anyone could get the blue badge if their account is 90 days old and has an associated mobile number. This will be done with paid subscription; 9 USD for Twitter web users and 11 USD for iOS users.
The platform Twitter, also updated new benefits about the blue tick. The user will be able to get priority rankings while search, mention, tweet to reduce visibility of spam ans bot accounts. These accounts will also see half the number of ads compared to the non-badged accounts. By next year, they will see no ads.
“Starting today, when you subscribe your account will get access to subscriber-only features including Edit Tweet, 1080p video uploads, reader mode, and a blue checkmark (once your account has been reviewed),” mentioned Twitter.
The user can change the name and profile info, however, the blue badge will disappear for a while till the account has been reviewed again.
Musk also said that the previous management at Twitter tend to ignore the fake accounts and bots to show larger number of Twitter users.
The platform relaunched its blue subscription on Monday. The business will get a golden checkmark whereas government will get a grey checkmark to prevent impersonation.
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