Twitter will kill ‘legacy’ blue checks on April 1
Twitter has chosen April Fools’ Day, also known as April 1, to begin removing the old blue checkmarks from the platform.
Despite the importance of the date Twitter has chosen, the removal of the old checkmarks has been anticipated for months now. musk tweeted in December that the company will delete those checks.”in a few months” because “the way they are presented is perverse and meaningless.”
Since then, owners of the old blue checkmark have seen a pop-up when they clicked the checkmark that read: “This is an old verified account. It may or may not be noticeable.”
Before Musk acquired the company, Twitter used checkmarks to verify individuals and organizations as active, authentic, and notable accounts. Verified check marks are removed for free.
Today, Twitter users can purchase blue checks through Twitter Blue’s subscription model for $8 per month (iOS and Android subscriptions will cost $11 per month, due to the fact that the subscription model is available for purchase). app store costs). There are also other checkmark colors and badges available for purchase to indicate the account is business or government, for example.
Twitter says purchasing the checkmark gives users access to subscriber-only features like fewer ads on their timeline, priority ranking in conversations, bookmark folders, and ability to create long tweets, edit tweets and undo tweets.
The news came within hours after Twitter also announced the availability of Global Blue Registration.
Twitter did not respond to TechCrunch’s request for more information on how many users have signed up for Twitter Blue.