Twitter has rolled out the new verified Blue subscription service for $8 on iOS in a few countries
After abruptly killing the gray ‘Official’ badge for government accounts, Musk said that the company will now add organizational affiliation and ID verification to verified accounts with Blue badges.
“Rollout of new verified Blue is intentionally limited just to iOS in a few countries with very little promotion. As we iron out issues, we will expand worldwide on all platforms,” said the new Twitter CEO.
In days to come, “we’ll add granularity to the verified badge, such as organizational affiliation and ID verification”, he added.
Musk also said that Twitter will soon purge accounts that haven’t been active for months.
When a follower said that Twitter DMs are cool but lack some features, Musk replied that the “goal of Twitter DMs is to superset Signal”.
“Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in the coming months. We will keep what works & change what doesn’t,” he posted.
Musk on Wednesday killed the gray “official” verification badge after rolling it out for some users, saying that the Blue check will be the great leveller on the platform.
Twitter earlier started giving gray badges to government officials and public figures globally, including in India, but later reversed the change.
Musk has confirmed that the new Twitter Blue subscription service for $8 will be available in India in less than a month.
Elon Musk has also shared his digital payments plans with them where users will be able to send money to others like China’s WeChat. In a live-streamed meeting with advertisers, Musk detailed his vision for Twitter to enter the digital payments market.
According to him, users would be able to send money, “extract their funds to authenticated bank accounts and, later, perhaps, be offered a high-yield money market account to encourage them to move their cash to Twitter”.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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