Twitter has announced that starting April 1st will start to remove legacy blue checkmarksso those who wish to keep them must subscribe to the paid version, Twitter Blue.
Before the purchase of the social network by its current owner, Elon Musk, the platform had a verification system that gave the famous blue tick to accounts belonging to famous people or institutions. She did it, moreover, for free.
With the arrival of the also founder of Tesla to the company, this verification system was modified to distinguish the different accounts of the social network with colors. Then he announced that companies would have a gold brand, government accounts a gray one and the rest of the users a blue one.
Thereafter, accounts bearing a blue badge either belonged to users with an active Twitter Blue subscription – and therefore met the new eligibility criteria – or were pre-implementation verified accounts. of this color system and based on the verification criteria that were then in force.
The company has now announced that it will begin to remove the blue checkmark from these latter, legacy accounts, and that those who want to keep them will need to sign up for their subscription service.
It should be remembered that Twitter Blue is already available in Spain and offers a monthly plan that costs 8 euros per month or an annual one that reduces the payment to 7 euros per month, in the desktop version. The mobile version, on the other hand, has a cost of 12 euros per month.