Verified Twitter Users To Pay $20 Monthly For Blue Badge
Reports have it that Twitter is planning to start charging its verified users $20 monthly.
The development is coming barely 48 hours after Elon Musk took over Twitter ownership.
According to The Verge, a news website, Twitter accounts that already have the verification will have to comply with this new mechanism and pay up for the blue badge.
It said verified users would have 90 days to subscribe or lose their blue check mark.
Also, employees working on the project were told on Sunday that they need to meet a deadline of November 7, 2022, to launch the feature or they will be fired.
The new changes for verified accounts will, reportedly, be introduced under Twitter Blue.
Twitter Blue, which costs $4.99 monthly is the microblogging platform’s paid monthly subscription which offers users exclusive access to premium features such as the option to edit a tweet, undo a tweet, and read news ad-free.
Elon Musk has been clear in the months leading up to his acquisition that he wanted to revamp how Twitter verifies accounts and handles bots. On Sunday, he tweeted: “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.”