In order to access a verification checkmark and other features, Twitter’s upgraded membership service costs $7.99 per month. According to a statement on the Twitter Blue app’s website on the Apple app store, “Starting today, we’re adding exciting new features, and have more on the way shortly.”
Users who sign up will receive the “blue checkmark,” which is used to visibly verify users on the site, according to Twitter, which described the addition of the tool as delivering “power to the people.” According to the website, “Your account will acquire a blue checkmark, exactly like the celebrities, businesses, and politicians you already follow.”
Additionally, it included a list of features that would be added to the subscription service soon. According to the social networking site, Twitter Blue subscribers will see half as many commercials as non-subscribers do, and they will be “twice as relevant.”
Additionally, users will be allowed to upload longer movies to the website and receive “priority ranking” in search, replies, and mentions.
With regard to the priority ranking, Twitter said that it “helps lower the visibility of frauds, spam, and bots.” Subscribers to Twitter Blue, according to the firm, support its “fight against the bots.”
As of Saturday, Twitter Blue with verification is accessible in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, acknowledged in a tweet that the service would eventually be made available in other nations.
In response to a request to make Twitter Blue available internationally, he said, “We will roll out worldwide as soon as we check it’s working well in the initial set of countries and we have the translation work done.”
Users paying for verification has been criticized as a move made by Musk. Several well-known people who are verified on the network, like novelist Stephen King and actress Lynda Carter, opposed the plans after hearing the early allegations that he intended to charge users to maintain the status. Additionally, experts have expressed concern that the modification would make it more difficult to determine whether accounts are authentic, thus weakening credibility on the network.
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