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New Twitter accounts won’t be able to buy Twitter Blue for 90 days

Sat 19 Nov 2022    
| 2 min read

San Francisco: Twitter will not allow new accounts to purchase the Blue subscription service for 90 days when it relaunches.

This means that users will not be able to instantly verify a new account. Twitter Blue Verification new account Twitter Blue Verification new account

It could be an effort to reduce the chances of scams and impersonator accounts.

According to the report, the old plan didn’t specify a waiting period, but it did have a warning that “Twitter accounts created on or after November 9, 2022, will be unable to subscribe to Twitter Blue at this time”.

The new Twitter Blue page says that the platform “may also impose waiting periods for new accounts in the future in our discretion without notice.”

Recently, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said that the micro-blogging platform will relaunch its $8 (AED29) Blue subscription service with verification from November 29, this time more “rock solid”.

He also said that with the new release, “changing your verified name will cause loss of checkmark until the name is confirmed by Twitter to meet Terms of Service”.

Musk had earlier paused Blue service after several fake accounts came up on the platform, impersonating brands and celebrities.

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The definition of verification and the accompanying blue checkmark is changing. Until now, Twitter used the blue checkmark to indicate active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements.

Now the blue checkmark may mean two different things: either that an account was verified under the previous verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic), or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter’s new Twitter Blue subscription service, which was made available on iOS in the US, Canada, Australia New Zealand and the UK on November 9, 2022. Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Twitter Blue subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process.

Please note, to minimize impersonation risks, display name changes will be temporarily restricted on Verified accounts. This will impact accounts Verified under the legacy program and Twitter’s new Twitter Blue subscription product.

Source: Agencies

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