The blue tick will now cost users USD 8 (about Rs 661.93), according to a series of tweets from Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk on November 1. In other words, anyone wishing to have their verified account identified with the easily recognisable symbol will need to pay Twitter for the privilege.
The blue tick, which denotes a prominent account and authenticity, has been granted to famous people in the past without charge.
The current lords and peasants mechanism on Twitter for determining who has or does not have a blue checkmark is crap. People power, indeed! Musk, the richest man in the world, who had previously declared his intention to purchase Twitter in April, tweeted, “Blue for $8/month.
In a subsequent tweet, he said, “Price adjusted by nation equal to buying power parity.
According to Musk, people who subscribe will also be allowed to post longer video and audio files and “half as many advertising,” as well as receive “Priority in answers, mentions & search, which is vital to prevent spam/scam.”
He added that Twitter-partnered publishers would receive a paywall bypass. Like politicians, he continued, other famous people will also have a secondary