Twitter may charge users $20 per month to be verified

Elon Musk is Twitter’s new “Chief Tweet” reportedly considering verification twitter blue Convenience, as well as quadruple the cost of the subscription service. This would essentially mean that users would be charged a monthly $20 fee to maintain their Blue Tick badge.

Obviously, many users have indicated that they would prefer to simply be unverified.

Twitter’s new musket era began last week, with the rapid firing and spike in slurs signaling significant changes for the company. platformer Twitter first reported on Sunday that Twitter may soon require users to have a paid subscription to Twitter Blue to maintain their verified status. Twitter Verification gives eligible accounts a small checkmark badge certifying their identity to others, and currently only incurs the mental cost of being on Hellsite.

On top of this, The Verge reports that there are also plans to increase the price of Twitter Blue subscriptions to $19.99 per month from what already costs $4.99 monthly. Same price as premium Netflix subscription, but with obviously worse content.

Twitter’s proposed change could allow which are not verified necessarily Buy the coveted Blue Tick badge, Currently, Twitter only offers verified status. notable accounts From a “prominently recognized individual or brand”. If that changes, it’s likely that anyone who meets the other two criteria of being active on Twitter and verifying their identity will be able to be verified. This could potentially be useful in fighting misinformation and impersonation.

Unfortunately, the $19.99 per month Blue Tick fee takes a lot of the shine off the appeal.

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Once Twitter’s new policy comes into effect, users will have 90 days to unsubscribe or lose their blue tick. It is currently unclear what will happen to verified users in countries where Twitter Blue is not available, ie any country where Twitter Blue is not available. US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, It’s also unclear whether Musk has actually thought about it.

Twitter Blue currently allows users to edit their tweets, upload videos in 1080p, and see which articles are being shared the most within their network. It also enables accounts Use NFT as their profile picture, because if you’re getting paid for Twitter then there’s a non-zero chance you’re also in crypto. Even with the addition of verification, none of this seems worth the cost.

It’s annoying that features like the edit function simply aren’t included in Twitter’s default product, but at least it’s always been a paid feature. Musk’s proposal to change Twitter’s verification system would lock the previously free feature behind a paywall — a move that never won anyone’s credit.

Reactions to Musk’s proposed change to Twitter’s verification system have been derisive, to say the least.

Besides the wild unpopularity of these changes, the way Musk has apparently gone about implementing them won’t win him many friends either. Twitter employees were reportedly told on Sunday that they would be fired if the new Twitter Blue pricing and verification system was not implemented by November 7, with less than 10 days to do so, The Verge reported. Time will be given. Work-life balance has probably taken a huge hit on Twitter.

Musk feels that his change to Twitter Blue will help increase the company’s profits. Yet if Twitter makes verification a paid feature, it is likely that many accounts will let their verified status lapse without remorse. instead of this fighting propagandaThe blue tick badge will become just a signpost indicating which suckers have actually signed up to pay Twitter $19.99 a month.

Mashable has reached out to Twitter for comment.

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