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Twitter to remove the legacy blue checkmark. Here’s how to retain them.

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Twitter is all set to remove the blue verified checkmarks from the account handle of every individual as well as organization that was verified in the past.

Here is everything you need to know.

Twitter to lose legacy blue checkmarks today

Twitter will begin to remove the blue verified checkmarks from today. Moreover, individual and organization handles that were previously verified will also lose their checkmarks.

In addition, this shift come after the microblogging platform’s CEO Elon Musk declared the deadline on April 12th. 

Subsequently, this move mandates that individuals need to subscribe to Twitter Blue, Twitter’s subscription service, in order to retain these checkmarks.

Furthermore, Musk took to Twitter to announce the last date when they will begin removing the legacy Blue checks. 

He said, ‘Final date for removing legacy Blue checks is 4/20.’


If you didn’t know, Twitter did not use to charge for verification badges in the past. It was initially created to help users identify genuine accounts of public interest back in 2009.

Nevertheless, Musk has opted to switch to a paid verification system in order to receive much-needed revenue.

Twitter revealed in a statement, ‘A company can affiliate their leadership, brands, support handles, employees, or teams. A government can affiliate its precincts, officials, or their other entities.’

They continued, ‘There is no limit to the number of affiliates an organization can have, or who they can affiliate (as long as they are related).’

How to retain checkmarks on Twitter?

The users using Twitter can retain the blue tick by signing up for Twitter Blue. However, it is important to note that the price is set differently on the basis of region as well as the sign-up method.

For instance, in the United States, iOS or Android users can buy a subscription for $11 per month or $114.99 for a year. However, web users need to pay $8 per month or $84 per year to retain the blue ticks.


Meanwhile, in India, the pricing for iOS users is  ₹900 for a month whereas yearly pricing is reported at ₹9400. 

Web users on the other hand can subscribe to the page by paying ₹650 for a month.

Similar to iOS, Android users are expected to ₹900 monthly or ₹9,400 yearly.

Besides that, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has also launched a program for businesses and organizations. It will charge them $1,000 for a monthly verification badge.

It will give gold badges to brands, companies, and nonprofits while the government accounts will be represented by grey badges.


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