Finally, Twitter decided to charge $8 per month for its verified accounts. In a tweet, Elon Musk says that now twitter will charge $8 a month to its verified users.
On Tuesday, Elon Musk hinted that he plans to implement a subscription plan that would cost users $8 a month and provide them with the coveted blue verified check mark on their profiles. In a series of tweets, he detailed the additional benefits of Twitter’s premium service, dubbed Twitter Blue, for paying users, including higher placement in search results, faster access to responses, and the option to upload longer videos and audio snippets. Half as many commercials would be shown to paying customers.
Elon Musk’s Tweet About Twitter’s New Price
Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.
Using obscenity, the world’s wealthiest man criticized “Twitter’s existing lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark” in a post and concluded, “Power to the people!” A month of blue for just $8.”
According to an internal Twitter planning process viewed by CNN, It could also remove the blue check marks of currently verified users if they do not start paying the additional $19.99 price for the subscription product within 90 days. The current subscription product from the app costs $4.99 per month.
The blue check mark indicates that the account belongs to a celebrity, journalist, politician, or another famous person and is not fake. Twitter verifies accounts at no cost after determining the user is “genuine, noteworthy, and active.” Although Twitter never intended it this way, the blue check mark has come to be seen by some as a sign of prestige. Since attempting to update its verification mechanism, the business has inadvertently approved several fraudulent user profiles.
There have been rumours about Twitter charging for verification before Musk’s statements on Tuesday. Casey Newton of Platformer claimed on Sunday that business executives were “seriously contemplating” making those who had the freebie check mark on their account pay $5 per month for a Twitter Blue membership or risk losing the badge. According to Newton’s sources, executives spent the entire weekend debating and formulating a strategy for implementing it.
Elon Musk, the new “Chief Twit,” is reportedly considering quadrupling the price of the premium Blue service and introducing verification as a feature. Customers would pay $20 each month to keep their blue checkmark sign.
According to reports, Elon Musk, who paid $44 billion last week to acquire the social networking company, is already making major adjustments. Platformer, a tech news blog, claims that it is “seriously discussing” forcing verified users to subscribe to Twitter Blue to get the verification badge. This would cost the users $5 per month. If you’re looking for more features on Twitter, you should check out Blue, a paid upgrade.
It has been reported by Platformer Casey Newton and The Verge that, under Elon Musk’s leadership, It aims to raise the price of its Blue membership plan from $5 to $20 per month and make it mandatory for verified users. Should it go ahead with the plan, customers who have already been verified would have 90 days after the service’s release to sign up for it or lose the verified status. Project staff will be left off if the changes aren’t implemented by November 7th.
Although Platformer is certain that verification will be included in Twitter Blue, the CEO Elon Musk has not decided, and the project might yet be scrapped. With the launch of Twitter Blue in June 2017, users may pay a monthly fee for “exclusive access to premium features,” including the option to modify their tweets.
If Twitter implements the proposed changes, unverified users may be able to pay their way to the top. Currently, only “prominently recognized persons or companies” have their accounts confirmed by officials. Still, if the new policy is implemented, all active users who can verify their identities will probably be able to become verified. As such, it might be useful in the fight against disinformation and spoofing.