Saturday, November 26, 2022

Twitter Will Charge $8 A Month For Blue Tick – Elon Musk

Twitter will charge users $8 (£7 per month), according to Elon Musk, if they want a blue checkmark to show that their account is verified.

The changes made following a $44 billion (£38 billion) takeover of the social media platform, according to Mr. Musk, were “essential to defeat spam/scam”.

The blue check mark that appears next to a username which is normally reserved for famous persons, is currently available.

Those opposed to the change say that it would now be more challenging to find reliable sources.

The world’s richest person, Mr. Musk, underlined that premium subscribers will get priority treatment in replies and searches, as well as only half as many advertisements.

He has said he wants to reduce Twitter’s reliance on advertising, even as some companies have grown concerned about advertising on the site under his leadership.

The charge for blue tick privileges drew scepticism after original reports that said the charge would be $20 (£18) monthly.

Many on the platform echoed the statement of author Stephen King, who wrote in response to reports of changes that instead Twitter “should pay me”.

He is facing a challenge, as he works to overhaul Twitter’s business which has not posted a profit in years.

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