Elon Musk, Twitter’s new “Chief Twit,” is considering charging more for Twitter Blue while also introducing verification to the service. This would essentially mean that customers would have to pay $20 each month to keep their blue tick badge.
Elon Musk, who recently paid $44 billion to take up Twitter, plans to charge $20 per month for a Twitter Blue subscription in order to receive the verification badge.
Naturally, many people have stated that they would prefer to remain unconfirmed. The start of the new Musk era at Twitter last week signaled significant changes for the company with swift firings and a spike in slurs.
paid subscription to Twitter?
Twitter may soon force users to have a paid subscription to Twitter Blue in order to maintain their verified status, per a report by Platformer that was published on Sunday. The only benefits of verification on Twitter right now are a small checkmark icon and the psychological cost of being on the hellsite.
There are also plans to increase the price of a Twitter Blue subscription from its current outrageous $4.99 monthly fee to a staggering $19.99 monthly, according to The Verge. Although it costs the same as a premium Netflix subscription, the content is clearly of lower quality.
Twitter’s upcoming changes may allow users who aren’t verified to essentially purchase the coveted blue tick badge. This may help in the fight against false information and impersonation.
Sadly, the $19.99 monthly blue tick fee greatly reduces the appeal.
Twitter’s new regulation
When Twitter’s new regulation goes into effect, users will have 90 days to subscribe or they will lose their blue tick. It is currently unclear what would happen to verified users in countries where Twitter Blue is not available, i.e. any country besides the US, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Whether Musk has given this much thought is another mystery.
In the current version of Twitter Blue, users may edit their tweets, upload 1080p videos, and examine the articles that are receiving the most shares in their network.
Even though it is unpleasant, the edit feature has never been a standard feature of Twitter;
Musk’s proposed tweak to Twitter’s verification procedure has drawn sarcastic replies, to put it mildly.
Along with the unpopularity of these modifications, Musk won’t win any admirers for how he seems to have gone about implementing them.
On October 27, 2022, the CEO tweeted, “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” It is clear why Elon carried the sink into the corporate offices given that he needed to go there in order to complete his $44 billion offer to acquire Twitter.
claims that Twitter employees were notified?
The Verge claims that Twitter employees were notified on Sunday that they had less than 10 days to implement the new Twitter Blue pricing and authentication system before they are fired. The deadline is November 7. Work-life balance has probably suffered greatly at Twitter.
Musk seems to think that his changes to Twitter Blue will increase the company’s profitability. However, if Twitter does decide to make verification a paid option, many accounts might just let their verified status expire without remorse.
Instead of battling false information, the blue tick label will merely serve as a signpost indicating which suckers signed up and paid Twitter $19.99 every month.
After buying Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk now has control over the platform. He intends to charge $20 a month for a Twitter Blue subscription in order to obtain the verification badge. In order to maintain their status, verified users have 90 days to subscribe.