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Elon Musk wants to change how blue ticks are handed out on Twitter

Elon Musk wants to change how blue ticks are handed out on Twitter


Just hours after unveiling a new grey “official” label for some high-profile Twitter accounts on Wednesday (November 9), Elon Musk announced: I “just killed it,” rolling back the new tag. Hours later, it was reported that Twitter has released the new Blue subscription service essentially making it difficult for people to distinguish between real and parody accounts.
People were left with several unanswered questions, including how to tell the difference between old and new blue tick verification? To tackle this problem, the social media platform started mentioning how an account gets the blue tick.
When you click on the “blue check mark” on the web or tap on it on smartphones, the accounts that already had blue tick verification before the new Blue subscription service rolled will show, “This account is verified because it’s notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category”.
Those who get the blue check mark after paying $7.99 will display a message, “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue.”

On this, a user referred to Elon Musk’s November 1 tweet in which he said, “Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.” He said that “the system of lords and peasants will persist until all of these status markers are changed,” implying the difference in description for legacy verified accounts and those who got it after paying $7.99 subscription fee.
Replying to his tweet, Musk said, “We are changing the text to say “Legacy Verified. Could be notable, but could also be bogus. In days to come, we’ll add granularity to verified badges, such as organisational affiliation & ID verification.”
Twitter Blue showing on iOS
Responding to the new Twitter Blue subscription service showing on iOS, Musk said that Twitter has intentionally released the new Blue subscription on Apple iOS to iron out issues. “Rollout of new verified Blue is intentionally limited just to iOS in a few countries with very little promotion. As we iron out issues, we will expand worldwide on all platforms,” he said in a tweet.


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