Elon Musk has given employees their first ultimatum which is to Meet his deadline to present the paid verification on Twitter or pack up and leave. The mandate is to change Twitter Blue, the company’s optional, $4.99 per month membership that opens extra features, into a more costly membership that likewise verifies users, as indicated by individuals acquainted with the matter and internal correspondence seen by The Verge. Twitter is presently wanting to charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue membership. Under the ongoing arrangement, verified users would have 90 days to buy in or lose their blue mark of approval.
Representatives working on the project were told on Sunday that they need to fulfil/ meet the deadline by 7th November to launch the feature or they will be terminated. Elon Musk has been clear in the months paving the way to his procurement that he needed to revamp how Twitter verifies accounts and handles bots. On Sunday, he tweeted, The entire verification process is being revamped at the present moment. Platformer’s Casey Newton initially revealed that Twitter was thinking about charging for confirmation.
Twitter is reportedly planning to start charging $20/mo for a Twitter Blue subscription, which will also verify users.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 31, 2022
Employees working on the project were told they need to meet a deadline of November 7 to launch the feature or they’ll be fired.
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Twitter Is Expected To Charge $20 Per Month For Verification Badge
Billionaire Elon Musk-owned Twitter is presently planning to charge $19.99 for the new Twitter Blue membership, as per a report by The Verge. Under the ongoing arrangement, verified users would have 90 days to buy in or lose their blue mark of approval. Representatives working on the task were told on Sunday that they need to meet their deadline of 7 November to launch the feature or they will be terminated, according to the report. Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday that Twitter will reexamine its verification process, only days after he took more than one of the world’s most powerful social media platforms, as per Reuters. The CEO of Tesla Inc has not settled on the last choice and the task may as yet be rejected yet as per the technology newsletter Platformer almost certainly, verification will turn into a part of Twitter Blue.
Hilarious thing is, I’m a current twitter Blue subscriber, but I’ll need to unsubscribe if they make verification conditional to having a Twitter Blue subscription because paying for a check mark is 100% cringe. @TwitterBlue https://t.co/i3XmiF66TF— Hank Green (@hankgreen) October 30, 2022
Twitter Blue was launched in June last year as the platform’s first subscription service which offers elite access to premium features on a month-to-month membership basis including a feature to edit tweets. The feature to edit tweets was likewise made accessible recently after Elon Musk’s demand using a survey in April to find out if millions of followers on the platform want an edit button. Over 70% had said yes. The billionaire has likewise mentioned that logged-out users visiting Twitter’s site be redirected to Explore page which shows trending tweets, The Verge provided details on Sunday referring to employees who knew about the matter.