In light of Elon Musk’s announcement that he would be removing any legacy blue badges in the near future, Twitter Blue membership with verification was reintroduced on Tuesday and required users to provide a confirmed phone number to join up.
Android customers pay $8 per month for the Blue membership service with confirmation, while iPhone owners pay $11 per month.
The firm said that beginning today, paying subscribers will have access to “services like Edit Tweet, 1080p video uploads, reader mode, and a blue checkmark (after their account has been vetted)”
The microblogging site added: “Soon, subscribers with the blue checkmark will gain priority placement in search, mentions, and responses to help minimize the exposure of frauds, spam, and bots.”
You need a verified phone No. and a Twitter account that has been active for at least 90 days before you can subscribe to Blue badge.
Musk has said that the number of commercials in the most basic version of Blue would be reduced by 50%. Next year, he said, “we’ll provide a higher tier with no commercials.”
Additionally, the new owner of Twitter said that “we will remove any old blue checks” in a few months. He said, “The manner in which they were distributed was corrupt and absurd.”
In a few months, we will remove all legacy blue checks. The way in which they were given out was corrupt and nonsensical.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
Subscribers have the option to modify their handle, display name, or profile picture, but Twitter warned that doing so would result in them temporarily losing the blue checkmark until their account is examined once again.
Musk introduced the Blue membership option with verification last month, but he then delayed it due to the significant backlash it received when several bogus accounts mimicking corporations and celebrities started to appear on the site.
Additionally, Musk said that the previous “Twitter administration and board lied to make their user base look artificially greater, hence turning a blind eye to fake profiles.”