Thursday, June 13, 2024
    HomeWorldElon Musk's Recent Decision Ends Twitter's Blue Checkmark Era

    Elon Musk’s Recent Decision Ends Twitter’s Blue Checkmark Era

    Related stories

    Bandi, MoS Home Affairs, awards coal mines to Kishan

    Secunderabad MP G Kishan Reddy and Karimnagar MP Bandi...

    Revanth calls on new union ministers to address AP-TG disputes

    Hyderabad's Chief Minister, A Revanth Reddy, reached out to...

    Managing Director of Water Board assesses monsoon preparation

    The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB)...

    Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, has ended the legacy blue checkmarks that were given to journalists, celebrities, and public officials for free. This was done to prevent impersonation and spam on the platform. The legacy blue checks were supposed to end on April 1st but Musk shifted the end date to April 20th. The new verification marks will only be available to paid users, businesses, government entities, and officials.

    The label of a verified account will now read, “This account is verified because they are subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their phone number.” Some users experienced a “flickering” blue checkmark on their profiles, while others lost their blue checkmarks altogether. Twitter has removed the legacy checkmarks from even the highest-profile figures, including Pope Francis.

    - Advertisement -
    Also read:  Managing Director of Water Board assesses monsoon preparation

    After acquiring the social media giant for $44 billion last year, Musk’s goal was to make it a pay-to-play model. Besides monetization, Musk says this decision is a step toward promoting transparency and fairness in social media. It remains to be seen how this move will impact Twitter’s verification process, and whether other social media platforms will follow suit.

    Rohit is a journalist with a passion for world affairs and a love for football. Follow him on Twitter at @heis_rohit.

    - Advertisement -

    Follow us


    Contribute News

    You can contribute an article to Telangana Tribune by dropping a mail at

    Latest stories


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here