Twitter on Friday announced that it will wind down the legacy blue ticks given to the verified accounts before the takeover of Elon Musk.
The process of doing away with the blue ticks for legacy verified accounts will start from April 1 as the microblogging platform aims at pushing its Twitter Blue subscription service.
To keep existing verification badges, the platform has requested people and organisations with history blue ticks to subscribe to the Blue services.
“On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue…,” the company announced in a tweet.
Any user will be able to have the blue tick mark, which was previously only available to famous people, thanks to the Twitter Blue program, which costs Rs2,250 per month in Pakistan on iOS and Android devices. Similarly to that, iOS and Android users in the US can subscribe to Twitter Blue for $11.
“New subscriptions to Twitter Blue are available globally on the web, iOS, or Android. Not all features are available on all platforms. Newly created Twitter accounts will not be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue for 30 days. We may also impose waiting periods for new accounts in the future at our discretion, and without notice,” read the official Twitter Blue page.
Days after Elon Musk acquired authority over the business in 2022, Twitter Blue was introduced as a paid subscription service. Users of the service can construct longer Quote Tweets or Replies and tweet up to 4,000 characters. Additionally, users will be allowed to submit lengthier films on Twitter and receive priority ranking in chats.