Twitter is evaluating the possibility of implementing a new verification system in which $19.99 per month is charged in exchange for being able to keep your verified account badge.
This new directive would involve reformulating Twitter Blue, the platform's optional subscription system, whose current cost is $4.99 per month in exchange for additional features. Under this new system, users who already have a verified account will have 90 days to join the new subscription mechanism, or risk losing their blue badge.
According to unofficial information, Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, gave the Twitter engineering team until November 7, so that the new option is active among users. In case of not meeting the delivery date, the employees will be fired.
“The entire verification process is being renewed at this time,” the billionaire said last Sunday.
@sriramk any chance in helping with verification? Denied some 4-5 times despite large following and working to share spaceflight/rocket launches to the masses via my photography. Published in a plethora of huge outlets but Twitter doesn’t seem to care! https://t.co/efL1l1H2d9— John Kraus (@johnkrausphotos) October 30, 2022
The measure would be one of the new policies that the company would implement after the arrival of Elon Musk . It must be said that in recent days there has also been speculation about the possibility of massive layoffs of employees who are not contributing to the company.
Elon Musk had previously criticized the waiting times when it comes to the development and implementation of updates and new features . Proof of this was his criticism of the fact that Twitter has taken more than a year to make the button to edit tweets a reality.
At the moment it is unknown if Twitter plans that the new system will allow users who do not yet have their accounts verified to be able to access the blue badge , which would mean that anyone can verify their account.
It should also be clarified that the social network has not yet issued any type of official statement about whether they really plan to start charging those users who wish to maintain verification of their accounts.