Musk clarified that on April 20, Twitter will remove the old no-subscription verification checkmarks

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Twitter will remove old blue verification checks on April 20, after which only paid subscribers will have verification ticks. The cost of Twitter Blue varies by region and platform, with US monthly subscription costs of $11 for iOS users and $8 for Android and web users. Some famous users refused to pay for verification, including writer Stephen King and basketball player LeBron James. Twitter plans to significantly increase the number of Twitter Blue subscribers by removing the old verification ticks. Since the beginning of the year, the project brought Twitter $11 million in revenue in three months.

Musk clarified that on April 20, Twitter will remove the old no-subscription verification checkmarks

Twitter will remove the old blue verification checks on April 20. This is the “last date”, wrote Elon Musk. After that day, only paid subscribers will have verification ticks on Twitter.

The company announced last month that the blue ticks would disappear on April 1, but Musk later said the company would give “several weeks of grace” to outdated verified accounts.

The cost of Twitter Blue varies by region and platform. In the US, a monthly subscription will cost $11 for iOS users and $8 for Android and web users. Business subscriptions cost $1,000 plus $50 per linked account.

Some famous users refused to pay for verification. Among them, for example, writer Stephen King and basketball player LeBron James. In early April, The New York Times newspaper, which has 55 million subscribers, refused to pay for subscriptions. In addition to the NYT, The Washington Post and Politico also refused to buy a golden tick.

Administration officials even refused to pay Musk for verification checks.

“As far as we understand, Twitter Blue does not provide a user-level verification service. So the blue check mark will now simply confirm that the account is a paid account,” White House digital strategy director Rob Flaherty told the media.


March 24, 2023 Twitter Blue became available to users around the world.

At the end of March, Twitter reportedThat the old verification ticks issued by the platform to some users in the past will be revoked from April 1, 2023, if those users do not promptly subscribe Twitter Blue. The social network has started a mass mailing to owners of the old verification check box to pay Twitter Blue. The social network plans to significantly increase the number of Twitter Blue subscribers by removing the old verification ticks.

Since the beginning of the year, 385,000 Android and iOS smartphone users around the world have subscribed to Twitter Blue. This project brought Twitter $11 million in revenue in three months. The management of the company is not satisfied with these achievements. The platform continues to try to convert the majority of users to subscription monetization in various ways.

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