Elon Musk recently acquired ownership of Twitter, and the new CEO is also implementing numerous changes right away after the acquisition. It is now obvious that the future price of the blue verification badge will be $8. In addition, after all, anyone will be able to edit tweets.
Up until now, anyone could apply for the verification badge, but the acceptance depend on a number of variables. In essence, this privilege was only available to public figures like journalists, politicians, and celebrities.
Elon Musk, the newly appointed CEO of Twitter, recently discussed a universal verification option, but early rumors suggest it would be extremely expensive—$20 per month. This caused huge controversy, and even famous people and influential Twitter users like Stephen King got involved. And he had a viewpoint on this: “$20 a month to keep my blue check? screw it, they should pay me. If that gets instituted, I’m gone like Enron”.
Twitter: verified accounts for $ 8 a month
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The criticism from the most-popular users had an effect because Musk, who was usually very direct, answered King sheepishly: “We need to pay the bills somehow! Twitter cannot rely entirely on advertisers. How about $8?” And it appears to remain so, as Musk has just declared. “The rules that Twitter currently uses to decide who gets a blue tick and who doesn’t are absurd. People power, indeed! Blue Badges are available for $8.”
According to Musk, this price reflects the relative purchasing power of various nations. Additionally, the new Twitter boss adds that for $8 per month you get “priority for replies, mentions and search. Which is essential for fighting spam.” Additionally, “the ability to publish long videos and audios” and “half as many ads” will be available. However, there should also be a badge, as well as a “secondary tag,” for public figures like politicians.
Also, everyone should have free access to the edit button. It enables users to change tweets later, according to Casey Newton. Only Twitter Blue subscribers in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand have access to this editing right now. But according to Newton, all users should have free access to it.