In light of Elon Musk’s ‘4/20’ deadline on Friday, Twitter has removed all old blue ticks for individual accounts. Because of this change, if someone has an old confirmed Twitter account with a blue tick, they will lose it or have to pay to keep the blue tick.
Only Twitter accounts that are signed up for Twitter Blue will keep their blue checkmarks.
Several well-known Twitter accounts, like that of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, have also lost their legacy blue ticks.
Twitter, which is owned by Elon Musk, said earlier that people with old verified accounts who didn’t pay for it will lose their blue ticks starting in April.
Twitter changed its account verification rules after Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, bought the company.
Blue Ticks Price
Twitter Blue costs different amounts in each country, depending on how you sign up. In the US, iOS and Android users pay USD 11 a month, or USD 114.99 a year, and web users pay USD 8 a month, or USD 84 a year.
On April 2, Twitter changed the description of verified users to say, “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account.” This means that you can’t tell who is paying for a blue tick mark and who isn’t.
Don’t want to pay for blue ticks.
Some well-known people have refused to pay for “Blue Ticks” on Twitter. Before, both the White House and The New York Times said they wouldn’t pay for blue ticks that had been checked.
Twitter has started a programme that lets businesses and organisations charge USD 1,000 per month for verification badges (gold for brands, companies, and groups; dark for governments).
Verified accounts were first added to Twitter in 2009 to help users tell if accounts for celebs, leaders, companies and brands, news organisations, and other accounts “of public interest” were real or fake. Before, the company didn’t do anything to check.