Tesla Inc.’s TSLA CEO, Elon Musk, after taking over Twitter Inc, stated the microblogging website is engaged on “revamping” the blue badge verification course of.
What Occurred: The world’s richest man, in a tweet on Monday, stated the platform might be making adjustments within the verification course of, and which may take away the present verified customers’ blue badge.
“The entire verification course of is being revamped proper now,” Musk tweeted, replying to a consumer’s criticism that his verification was denied 4 to 5 instances regardless of having a big variety of followers.
Twitter is planning to monetize the coveted blue test mark used for verifying the id of its account holder, in accordance with individuals conversant in the matter, reported Reuters, citing Platformer.
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If the mission strikes ahead, customers must subscribe to Twitter Blue at $4.99 a month or lose their “verified” badges.
‘Chief Twit’ is but to make a closing resolution. The mission might nonetheless be discarded, however the report famous that the verification would doubtless turn out to be part of Twitter Blue.
Why It is Vital: Twitter would possibly improve the subscription value for Twitter Blue from $4.99 to $19.99 a month, reported The Verge citing inside correspondence seen by them.
Musk has reportedly given staff engaged on this paid verification mission an ultimatum to satisfy the deadline of Nov. 7 to launch the characteristic or pack up and go away.
If the revisions are applied, verified customers would have 90 days to pay for the subscription or lose their blue checkmark.
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