Pay In 90 Days Or Lose Blue Tick; Twitter To Soon Charge Fee For Verification

| Updated: 31 October, 2022 11:40 am IST

In the first major development since the firing of top officials at Twitter, ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk has given a deadline of November 7 to his staff to launch paid subscription model for verification. Under the subscription model, Tweeples will have to pay a subscription charge of $ 19.99 or Rs 1650 (approx) for blue ticks. Twitter is also toying with the idea of introducing a monthly subscription model of $ 4.99 for extra features.

As reported by Verge, those who already have a blue tick, will be given three months to comply to the new changes to retain their blue ticks, reported tech-website The Verge.  The team has been given a deadline of November 7. Members have been asked to adhere to the deadline or lose their job.

Through the process of the acquisition, Musk single point agenda has been to revamp the criterion by which Twitter gives someone a blue tick and how it handles bots. On Sunday, he tweeted: “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.”


Features like ability to edit a tweet or undo a tweet will be given under the special subscription package.

These are just speculations though. There is no clear understanding of what Twitter Blue might entail and what extra benefits paid subscribers would get.

After taking over Twitter, Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal and its policy chief Vijaya Gadde, along with Twitter CFO Ned Segal. He gave away very generous severance packages to the fired members.

The Tesla CEO took over the microblogging site on 28 October.

In other developments, the company will be forming a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints. No major content decisions or account reinstatements will happen before that council convenes, Musk said.

According to reports, Musk plans to revoke the policy of putting permanent bans on users. “Because he does not believe in lifelong prohibitions,” said the source cited above.



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