On the same day that Twitter Blue was relaunched and officially included the verified seal, Elon Musk declared that the company will remove the identifications that were previously distributed🇧🇷 The owner of the social network says that they were granted in a corrupt and meaningless way. Now, whoever wants the little blue medal will have to pay.
Since Twitter started including the so-called “blue check”, that little blue check mark, in the Twitter Blue package, the network has been putting more information on how each user was verified.
When you click on the badge, an explanation appears. It tells whether a user has been verified by the previous process or if they are a paid subscriber. In the first case, there is a comment saying that the person may or may not be famous.
In a tweet, Musk said that the “blue checks” granted by the previous process will be removed in the coming months. He also criticized the previous management. “The way they were distributed was corrupt and meaningless,” declared the new owner.
It’s not the first time Musk has criticized the verified. In November, he said that the labels created a system of lords and peasantsand that charging would be more democratic.
In practical terms, this means that people who have previously received your badge of verification — artists, influencers, journalists and people connected to the entertainment world, among others — will have to pay to keep the blue medal.
New badges and higher price on iOS
Twitter Blue was Re-released this Monday (12), officially including the blue seal. All a person will need to do, other than pay, is have an account that has been active for more than 90 days and a confirmed phone number.
If a user changes their username, display name, and profile picture, they will lose their verified badge and will need to go through a review to get it back.
This is a way to avoid the mess that happened in November, when many Twitter Blue subscribers used the verification badge to make a joke🇧🇷
In addition, new badges will be used on the social network. Companies and websites will get a gold badge, while governments and multilateral associations will get a gray badge.
The subscription became more expensive for those who buy it through the iPad or iPhone App Store: US$ 11 per month, against US$ 8 directly through the website.
In recent weeks, Musk has complained about the 30% fee charged by Apple on App Store transactions. The complaints came after the iPhone maker reduce website advertising spend🇧🇷
With information: TechCrunch🇧🇷 gizmochina🇧🇷