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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Twitter Blue is now available on the web, and Twitter Blue for Business will provide a 'gold' checkmark for businesses


Twitter's Blue membership administration has begun carrying out for $8 on Web and $11 on iOS. Additionally, it appears that the business is granting a gold checkmark to selected business accounts as it begins to remove the legacy blue tick.

The sign-up process for Twitter Blue, the company's web-based subscription service, has been restarted. Probably later, the iOS version will be released. In addition, instead of the traditional blue tick that was given to official accounts, it has introduced a new "gold" colored checkmark for some business accounts. This gold checkmark is part of a new service that Twitter is testing called Twitter Blue for Business. Instead of the usual blue tick, the gold tick is shown.

Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, also said in a tweet that in a few months he would get rid of all legacy blue checks and that "the way in which they were given out was corrupt and nonsensical." In the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the service is currently only available online. In the coming days, Twitter plans to expand even further.

On a number of media and business accounts, the "gold" tick is already visible. This new gold tick and the relaunch of Twitter Blue come after the launch's mishap last month. When Twitter Blue first launched, anyone could basically earn a "blue tick." As a result, numerous brands were impersonated on the platform, and several fake accounts also posted false information.

On the internet, the brand-new Twitter Blue subscription costs $8. Due to Twitter's obligation to pay Apple a 30% fee, the iOS rate will be higher ($11). Musk had previously tweeted against this "secret tax" and stated that he would have built his own phone and operating system if Apple removed Twitter from the App Store. This quarrel with Apple went on for a brief time frame, with Musk later posting that he had figured out all distinctions with Cupertino after a gathering with President Tim Cook.

New on Twitter, Blue: What do you get from it?

The new subscription service has been described in detail on Twitter's official account. The ability to "edit tweets, 1080p video uploads, reader mode, and a blue checkmark" are among the subscriber-only features that are mentioned. This blue tick, on the other hand, is now only given after your account has been reviewed. Additionally, it appears that Twitter is putting additional restrictions on who can subscribe to the service. For instance, in order to gain access to Twitter Blue, the business has stated that "account must be at least 90 days old" and that a verified phone number is required.

The thread states that soon, "subscribers with the blue checkmark will get priority ranking in search, mentions, and replies to help reduce the visibility of scams, spam, and bots." Most importantly, "After receiving a blue checkmark, Twitter Blue subscribers will be unable to change their display and user names." Twitter claims that "a new process" for "any display and user name changes" will be implemented "soon."

Although subscribers may see fewer advertisements in the future, Twitter Blue will not be an "ad-free" experience. "Subscribers to this service receive a gold checkmark which designates the account as belonging to an official business on Twitter," according to a new service called Twitter Blue for Business, which is currently being tested for corporate entities on the platform.

Additionally, Twitter may provide some of its accounts with an official badge. As indicated by the blog entry, "The Authority profile mark might be applied to government accounts (institutional records, chose or designated authorities, and multilateral organizations)*, certain political associations, for example, ideological groups, business organizations including colleagues, significant brands, news sources and distributers, and a few other people of note."

The platform might also "display a unique label" for "state-affiliated media and government accounts" in the meantime.

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