Since its acquisition, Elon Musk has been consistently bringing new changes to the leading social media platform. This another big change that Elon is bringing to Twitter might be good news for everyone. All those who had to pay $8 for the blue tick on the platform are going to be happy about it.
Next week, Elon Musk has decided to reintroduce Twitter’s verification system. According to this new system, the tick marks for everyone would be color coded. It would be a blue tick for individuals, and for companies, the checkmark would be golden. If your official Twitter account is for the government, it will be grey.
Twitter Is Changing Its Policies
On Sunday, Elon Musk took to Twitter and announced something else. Twitter users would now be able to write long texts in a single tweet. Adding flexibility to users’ life, Elon Musk said that it would put a stop to the notepad screenshot absurdity. According to the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, the feature would help creators monetize their work on Twitter from all sorts of content. Replying on this Twitter, a user said that YouTube gives 5% of advertisement revenue to content creators. On that, Elon said that the company could beat the same.
Elon Musk also talked about the current “search feature” of Twitter and said that the company is trying to make it better. The CEO said that when he looks at the Twitter search box, it takes him back to the 1998’s Infoseek. So, he promised to make it better asap!
Earlier this month, Elon Musk introduced a verification system that required users to pay $8 and the identification color would have been the same in this case. Before introducing this system, everyone from the safety and trust team at Twitter warned Elon Musk that this move could be risky. According to the team, the system would lead impersonators and scammers to manipulate it. As per the reports that have been pouring in, Twitter’s team was right! Impersonators have abused Elon Musk’s previous verification system.
Everyone who is following Twitter’s news already knows that Elon Musk has been trying hard to promote the blue tick and turn it into a status symbol. Now that he is relaunching the verification system, Elon Musk has left no stone unturned. He said that Twitter would now authenticate the newly verified accounts manually. This way everyone would know that only an authentic person has paid $8 for the blue tick mark.
On Sunday, Twitter finally introduced its subscription-based blue tick service that charges $8 per month. When asked about when the blue tick would be introduced in India, Elon said that it would happen hopefully within 30 days.
Blue tick is currently available for iOS users only. As an iPhone update, Twitter informed you that if you subscribe to this now, you can receive the blue tick similar to celebrities.
This blue tick next to the user’s name would tell that Twitter has authenticated that profile.
As per the notification on iOS devices, users would receive more benefits, such as getting half the number of ads. This would help users post long-form videos. Fewer ads mean that the videos would rank better than other profiles.
According to Elon Musk, this new verification system would work out.
Twitter is a platform of free speech and since Elon Musk purchased it, he has been transforming it consistently. What modifications he makes and the social media platform’s future are unknown.