Elon Musk Says Twitter Will Overhaul How It Verifies Users – Technology

Elon Musk says Twitter will overhaul the way it verifies users

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Users would have to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $4.99 per month.





(Reuters) – Twitter will overhaul its user verification process, Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday, just days after he took over one of the world’s most influential social media platforms.

“The entire verification process is being overhauled,” Musk said in his tweet, without giving any further details.

Twitter (TWTR.N) is considering charging for the coveted blue tick that verifies the identity of its account holder, technology newsletter Platformer reported on Sunday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

According to the report, users would have to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $4.99 a month or lose their “verified” badges as the project progresses.

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO has yet to make a final decision and the project may yet be shelved, but according to Platformer, verification is likely to become part of Twitter Blue.

According to the report, users would have to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $4.99 a month or lose their “verified” badges as the project progresses.

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO has yet to make a final decision and the project may yet be shelved, but according to Platformer, verification is likely to become part of Twitter Blue.

Separately, The Verge reported on Sunday that Twitter will increase the subscription price for Twitter Blue, which also verifies users, from $4.99 per month to $19.99 per month, citing internal correspondence viewed by them.

Twitter Blue launched in June last year as the platform’s first subscription service, offering “exclusive access to premium features” on a monthly subscription basis, including an option to edit tweets.

The ability to edit tweets was also made available earlier this month after Musk launched a Twitter poll in April asking his millions of followers if they would like an edit button. Over 70% said yes.

According to a separate Verge report Sunday, citing employees familiar with the matter, Musk has also requested that logged-out users visiting the Twitter website be redirected to the Explore page, which shows trending tweets.

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