In one of his first moves at Twitter, Elon Musk is moving to charge users $20 per month to be verified on the social media platform, The Verge reported. The reported move to charge for blue checkmarks drew widespread criticism among users. Twitter Might Start Charging $20 Per Month For Account Verification
Twitter is reportedly planning to charge $20 to the users who own verification badges and or want verification badges. In exchange, these paid users will also get some additional features.
In one of his first moves at Twitter, Elon Musk is moving to charge users $20 per month to be verified on the social media platform, The Verge reported.
The reported move to charge for blue checkmarks drew widespread criticism among users.
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Verified Twitter Users Would Have To Pay Monthly Charges
Twitter employees have until Nov. 7 to launch the new subscription feature, or they will be fired, Musk reportedly told the staff on Sunday.
Users who are already verified will have 90 days to subscribe or lose their blue checkmarks.
Musk tweeted on Sunday that “the whole verification process is being revamped right now.”
The billionaire mogul officially took over Twitter on Thursday night after a contentious legal battle over his $44 billion bid to buy the social media platform.
Shortly after taking control of the company, Musk fired Twitter’s top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal and Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal.
But that doesn’t mean you can buy verification for an account; its process will still require all authority checking.
And the controversial point of this subscription is that the current verified users will lose their blue verified mark if they don’t subscribe to this subscription in the next 90 days.
Currently, there are no hints about when this change will arrive on the platform, but it is expected to arrive on November 7, as reports say Musk has given the team an ultimatum to work on this feature.
It seems interesting that account verification was always free on the platform in the past, and now, in Musk’s ownership, it is becoming paid, and even earlier verified also have to pay for it.
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He also tweeted that “the bird is freed,” which makes different opinions in every different mind. Did Musk actually made the bird free? What do you think about it? Let me know in the comment section below.
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