After being extensively used for trolling, Twitter’s redesigned Blue Tick membership service, which allowed anybody to get their account verified for $8 per month, was discontinued.
Elon Musk’s microblogging service disabled the subscription mechanism and temporarily erased users’ verified tick marks in an effort to prevent additional disruption.
It is interesting to note that Blue Verified will be enabled again on November 29 to test changes, as Elon Musk has officially announced.
Punting relaunch of Blue Verified to November 29th to make sure that it is rock solid
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2022
The blue tick will now be removed until Twitter confirms the name and determines if it complies with the rules of service, claims Musk.
Please take note that the blue tick was not always a part of the $5/month premium subscription. It has benefits including the ability to schedule and edit tweets. Later, in an effort to increase revenue, the cost was increased to $8, and anybody who paid for membership may obtain the confirmed blue tick.
Additionally, it made it possible for anyone to be verified, a benefit previously reserved for high-profile individuals or organizations like politicians, celebrities, journalists, and the media. However, Musk failed to explain how Twitter would prevent phony accounts from being verified after the service went live, which led to the resulting chaos.
To read our blog on “Twitter will now display an “official” symbol instead of being verified for prominent profiles” click here.