After Elon Musk removed the “verified” check mark, it’s now coming back in a different form.Image: keystone
09/11/2022, 09:1809/11/2022, 12:15
Twitter is making another U-turn in reorganizing its verified accounts following Elon Musk’s takeover. There should now be two different types of verification symbols – one for subscription customers, the other for already verified accounts like celebrity and company accounts.
The familiar white checkmark on a blue background, which was previously reserved for users selected by Twitter, will in the future adorn the profiles of all subscribers who pay eight dollars a month.
The accounts of businesses, governments, media and celebrities should also be marked with the new symbol, Twitter announced Wednesday night. It’s a gray checkmark on a white background with the word “Official” added, according to a screenshot posted by a Twitter executive. But not all verified accounts would be labeled “official” today, she said.
Many people have asked how you will be able to tell the difference between the two @TwitterBlue blue-tick subscribers and accounts that are verified as official, which is why we’re introducing the “Official” label for select accounts at launch. pic.twitter.com/0p2Ae5nWpO
— Esther Crawford ✨ (@esthercrawford) November 8, 2022
Tech billionaire Musk has announced an overhaul of account verification as one of the first steps following his roughly $44 billion takeover of Twitter. He announced that existing verified account holders who do not want to pay eight dollars a month will lose their tickets in a few months.
Twitter later added another “official” tag. According to the screenshot, accounts can have both signs if they also pay a subscription fee.
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