Twitter’s iconic Blue Tick verification symbol has disappeared from several accounts.
Now, onwards everyone needs to buy a subscription to Twitter blue tick verification. Many high-profile users lost their verification including former U.S. President Donald Trump, Amitabh Bachchan, Actors – Actresses, and politicians.
Twitter blue tick paid subscription
After acquiring Twitter Elon Musk he had announced that the blue verification would be replaced by a subscription service. Twitter Blue Tick is a paid subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select features, like Edit Tweet and sharing videos.
It costs 900/month rupees for Mobile Phones and Web version 650/month and annually approximately 9400 to 6800 rupees/per year. However, every user needs to buy a blue tick subscription to Twitter Blue Tick. Twitter made an announcement that this will now come into effect and those who choose not to pay for subscriptions will lose their verified status.
So over here another question comes, why did Elon Musk do this? And another question – What does it mean as far as the future of the platform is concerned?
Now the Twitter CEO wants to monetize the platform and also make it a level paying field. Twitter recognized their users to buy a blue tick verification subscription. And verified their account.
What is a Twitter blue tick?
The Twitter blue tick is a badge that indicates that an account of public interest on the site is authentic.
The badge is given out to accounts that, according to Twitter, are ‘authentic, notable and active’ – with the following groups of people or companies eligible: government officials; companies, brands, and non-profit organizations; news organizations and journalists; entertainment industry; sports industry; activists, organizers, and other influential individuals.
To get a blue tick on Twitter, you must meet certain criteria such as having a complete profile with a profile picture and display name, being active on Twitter for at least 30 days, having a confirmed email address and phone number, and having your tweets set to public.
When does blue tick verification Twitter launch?
Twitter first introduced the blue check mark system in 2009 to help users identify that celebrities, politicians, companies and brands, news organizations, and other accounts “of public interest” were genuine and not impostors or parody accounts.
How does the blue tick protect against fake IDs?
There are some questions still raised against this blue tick verification – there is no way to identify an authentic account and a troll. Another concern – Is impersonation, what if anyone used your name and I’d and made an account, how can the platform identify and track it?
The blue tick on Twitter is a verification badge that confirms that an account of public interest is authentic and not a spammer, troll, or bot.
It indicates that Twitter has taken steps to ensure that the account is actually owned by the person or organization whom it claims to represent. The blue tick does not protect against stolen names and fake IDs but it helps users identify authentic accounts of public interest.