Twitter’s new $8-a-month subscription won’t get verification checkmarks until after Tuesday’s midterm elections
According to a report by the New York Times, Twitter has decided to postpone the implementation of verification check marks for users who subscribe to its new $8 per month service until after the key midterm elections that will take place on Tuesday in the United States. A request for comment was sent to Twitter, but the company did not immediately answer. The midterm elections in the United States will take place on Tuesday, and the results will determine which party will control Congress: President Joe Biden’s Democrats or the Republicans.
At the beginning of this month, Elon Musk made the announcement that the blue verification tick that appears in front of a user’s name and authenticates an account will carry a monthly fee of USD 8. Users all over the world have opposing opinions over Twitter’s decision to implement a monthly fee for the verified badge. A request for comment was sent to Twitter, but the company did not immediately answer.
The midterm elections that will take place in the United States on Tuesday will determine which party will control Congress: President Joe Biden’s Democrats or the Republicans. A week after Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter in a deal worth $44 billion, the social media platform implemented some changes to its authentication procedure. This past Saturday, Twitter updated its app in the Apple App Store. With this update, blue check verification marks now cost $8.
Yoel Roth, the head of safety and integrity for Twitter, announced earlier this week in a tweet that the firm has just terminated the employment of fifty percent of its workforce, including members of the trust and safety team. According to a report that was published by Reuters on Thursday, Musk has reportedly given Twitter’s teams the directive to discover ways to save up to one billion dollars annually on infrastructure costs. Musk also said that Twitter Blue should be available in India within the next month. This gave more information about when the premium service will be made available in this important area.
In response to a question from a user on Twitter about how long it will likely be until the service is made available in India, Elon Musk wrote, “Hopefully, less than a month.” A given account is verified if it is noteworthy in the fields of government, news, entertainment, or another one of the categories that have been identified. A blue tick denotes this.