Elon Musk-Led Twitter To Revamp The Verification Process
Twitter is reportedly set to revise its verification process for users as per Elon Musk’s tweet on Sunday. Read on to know more.
A few days after Elon Musk took over Twitter, one of the most powerful social media sites in the world, new updates are coming in every day. One such update is that Twitter will be changing its user verification procedure. Musk wrote on Twitter on Sunday without providing further details about it.
Technology newsletter Platformer claimed on Sunday, citing two people with knowledge of the situation, that Twitter is contemplating charging for the coveted blue tick mark confirming the identity of its account user. According to the report, Twitter users would have to pay $4.99 per month to retain their subscription or lose their Twitter "verified" badges, if at all the project moves ahead.
Although Musk has not yet reached a final conclusion and the project could yet be discontinued, Platformer predicts that verification will likely become a key part of Twitter Blue. However, the current plan would provide users with a window of 90 days to either subscribe or lose their verified blue checkmark. The Verge reported on Sunday that Twitter planned to raise the cost of its Twitter Blue subscription from $4.99 to $19.99 per month.
Last year, Twitter Blue was introduced to provide exclusive access to premium features, including the ability to edit tweets, on a monthly subscription basis. And the option to edit tweets was thus provided earlier this month after Musk’s Twitter poll in April received almost 70% affirmative votes from his followers.
The 51-year-old billionaire is now focused on increasing subscriptions to account for half of the business's total income. Instead of the old homepage, which would prompt users to sign up for an account in order to access tweets, users visiting Twitter.com would now be taken to the Explore page, which displays trending tweets and news stories, according to an independent Verge report on Sunday referencing employees who were aware of the situation.