You will soon lose your legacy blue tick on Twitter – here’s everything you need to know
- Twitter has announced that it will soon remove legacy
blueticks or verification badges.
- On April 1, legacy accounts will lose their blue tick if they are not subscribed to
- The company has introduced a separate verification mark for organizations.
AdvertisementElon Musk-led Twitter launched the Twitter Blue subscription service in India in February 2023, and one of the services offered as part of the subscription was the blue tick. The company has now made a new announcement about legacy blue ticks.
Users who received the blue tick before the launch of the subscription, known as the legacy blue tick, are now being removed, as Musk had earlier said. The social media giant has now announced that starting from April 1, legacy blue ticks or checkmarks will be removed.
“On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” the company said in a tweet.
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On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To ke… https://t.co/wXLBdREzx9— Twitter Verified (@verified) 1679610049000
Who will be affected by this?
This will affect all the users who were verified by Twitter’s earlier verification system. All the users who received their blue tick or checkmark will lose it if they are not subscribed to Twitter Blue.
Here’s everything you need to know about Twitter Blue, including its price and benefits –
Twitter Blue price in India
Twitter Blue has been priced at ₹650 ($7.8) per month for users paying through the web and ₹900 ($10.9) per month for users paying through Android and iOS devices. This is close to the US pricing at $8 for the web and $11 for Android and iOS devices.
The company has also launched an annual subscription, available only on the web, and costs ₹6,800, which is ₹567 per month.
Twitter Blue features
The highlight of Twitter Blue is the ‘blue tick’ that it offers, showing other users that the profile is verified. Twitter has said that Blue subscribers who have verified phone numbers will get a blue checkmark after approval from the company.
The subscription offers users access to the edit button, which allows them to edit tweets up to five times within 30 minutes of posting the tweet. Twitter Blue users can also post longer videos, customise the app icon, set NFTs (non-fungible tokens) as their profile picture, and more.
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