Elon Musk has been hinting or updating the changes that Twitter will experience ever since he gained control of the microblogging platform. Twitter will change its user verification process in light of Elon Musk’s statement. Musk stated in a tweet that “Whole verification process is being revamped right now,” although he did not elaborate on the potential changes.
The whole verification process is being revamped right now
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2022
According to two persons with knowledge of the situation, technology newsletter Platformer revealed on Sunday that Twitter is thinking about charging for the coveted blue check mark confirming the identity of the account holder.
If the initiative is approved, users would have to pay $4.99 per month for Twitter Blue in order to keep their “verified” badges.
According to The Verge, Twitter will currently charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue subscription. It further claims that those working on the project were warned they might lose their jobs if they didn’t launch the feature by the deadline of November 7.
Although the project may still be shelved because the CEO of Tesla Inc. has not made a final decision, Platformer predicts that verification will most likely be included in Twitter Blue.
As the platform’s first subscription service, Twitter Blue was introduced in June of last year. It provides “exclusive access to premium features” on a monthly subscription basis, including the ability to edit tweets.
Additionally, the ability to modify tweets was made accessible earlier this month as a result of Musk’s insistence on conducting a Twitter poll to gauge the preferences of his tens of millions of followers in April. Over 70% had responded positively.
The billionaire has also asked that logged-out users who visit Twitter’s site be directed to the Explore tab, which displays trending tweets, according to staff members familiar with the situation, The Verge reported on Sunday.
Musk sacked Parag Agarwal, Vijay Gadde, and Nel Segal from Twitter after the $44 billion transaction was completed and he assumed control. The CEO of Tesla wants to cooperate with humanity and create a “free” place on Twitter.