Twitter has affirmed it is currently adding an “official” non-paid grey verification checkmark close to the $8/month blue checkmark that anybody can soon get with Twitter Blue.
The news was shared by Twitter’s Esther Crawford, who affirmed this “official” label will launch close by the paid blue checkmark that used to demonstrate an account was official or of public interest.
In any case, it seems not all records that are presently confirmed with a blue checkmark will get the “official” label. Besides, this new label seems to achieve what the blue checkmark at present does before it soon becomes a paid feature everybody can get.
Accounts that will get this new “official” label include “government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures.” Those that aren’t considered “official” by Twitter can in any case pay $8/month to subscribe to Twitter Blue without ID verification to acquire a “blue checkmark and access to select features.”
Twitter Blue and the “official” label are set to launch on or after November 9 as it would have rather not created any confusion during the U.S.’ midterm elections.
Following Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal to takeover Twitter was finished, reports came out that the organization was set to charge $20/month for verification. Musk took to Twitter to defend the fee, then affirmed it would turn out to be $8/month.
“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bullshit,” Musk wrote. “Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.”
The people who buy into Twitter Blue for the blue checkmark will likewise get priority in replies, mentions, and search, the ability to poster longer audio and video, and half as numerous advertisements.