Twitter will provide a new “official” verification badge for verified accounts

Twitter: According to products executive Esther Crawford, not all previously verified accounts will receive the “Official” badge, and the label is not for sale.


When it debuts its new $8 service with the blue verification badge, billionaire Elon Musk’s social networking company Twitter will add a ‘Official’ designation for some verified accounts, including significant media outlets and governments, its early stage products executive Esther Crawford said on Tuesday.

“Not all previously verified accounts will get the “Official” label and the label is not available for purchase. Accounts that will receive it include government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers and some public figures,” Crawford tweeted.

“The new Twitter Blue does not include ID verification – it’s an opt-in, paid subscription that offers a blue checkmark and access to select features. We’ll continue to experiment with ways to differentiate between account types” she added.