Blue, grey, and gold checkmarks will distinguish completely different sorts of Twitter accounts this time round
Twitter CEO Elon Musk mentioned on Friday that his long-promised verification system for paid subscribers could be “tentatively” rolled out subsequent week. Musk has up to now struggled to introduce a working technique of verifying Twitter’s consumer base.
“We’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday subsequent week,” Musk wrote in a tweet, explaining that beneath the forthcoming system, people will obtain a blue checkmark to indicate their verified standing, corporations will obtain a gold examine, and authorities accounts might be marked with a grey tick.
People affiliated with organizations will obtain a badge displaying this, offered the group provides its approval, the billionaire added in a follow-up tweet.
Musk defined that each one particular person customers will obtain the identical blue checkmark, whether or not they’re celebrities or common customers, all of whom pay $8 monthly for the mark and a few added performance on Twitter.
Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday subsequent week. Gold examine for corporations, gray examine for presidency, blue for people (superstar or not) and all verified accounts might be manually authenticated earlier than examine prompts. Painful, however crucial.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
“All verified accounts might be manually authenticated earlier than [the] examine prompts,” Musk continued, calling this step “painful, however crucial.”
Musk has promised to overtake Twitter’s usually opaque means of verification since earlier than he bought the platform for $44 billion final month. By promoting checkmarks to anybody prepared to pay $8, he hoped to unravel two issues: Twitter’s declining income and the proliferation of non-human ‘bot’ accounts.
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Nonetheless, he suspended the paid subscription service earlier this month when droves of newly verified customers impersonated high-profile accounts – together with US protection contractors and Musk’s personal electrical automobile firm, Tesla – to submit deceptive info. Musk had beforehand launched a separate “official” checkmark to tell apart noteworthy accounts, earlier than asserting that he had “killed” the characteristic, solely to reintroduce it for some accounts within the wake of the impersonations.
Musk mentioned that he would offer an extended clarification of the brand new system subsequent week.
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