The verification service was introduced for iOS users in various nations just days after Elon Musk revealed a $8 monthly price for Twitter’s coveted blue tick. Twitter Blue customers will reportedly have early access to new features including tweet editing, according to the microblogging service. The CEO of Tesla now suggests that Twitter may soon allow users to save films on the service as well.
Following his acquisition of the platform, Elon Musk recently asked Twitter users if they saw “far fewer bots/scams/spam” there. A user responded by pleading, “Bruhh all I want is a save video button I can even pay,” in response to this.
Bruhh all i want is save video button i can even pay🙏 https://t.co/F9I5mCUOPk
— 🐼 (@Ki_PenYakki_ay) November 10, 2022
The user received a prompt reply from the billionaire entrepreneur with the word “coming.”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 10, 2022
In the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, Twitter Blue, its premium membership service, is now available for iOS devices. Twitter users can purchase the desired blue tick next to their names for $7.99 per month. Before, the checkmark served as proof that the account holder was real and active. The blue tick is now available to everyone who pays the monthly price, though. According to Twitter, such users “will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process.”
Many ardent platform users have objected to Elon Musk’s controversial decision to charge for the blue tick. The Tesla CEO, however, has been justifying his choice by arguing that the fee is fair. He recently, in a tweet, responded to people sulking over the monthly fee and wrote, “To all complainers, please continue complaining, but it will cost $8”.
Even on Twitter, Elon Musk and US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in a verbal exchange on the subscription cost. He later uploaded a picture of a T-shirt that said, “Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8,” in an apparent dig at her.