Twitter has had a roller coaster of events since it was acquired by Elon Musk, and while we thought this transition and direction would be as smooth as can be, that wasn’t the case because a lot of things changed at the company.
For starters, the platform decided to renew, plus suspend, Twitter Blue subscription, and then finally found a way to pay Apple the 30% fee and keep the app on the App Store as well.
It looks like Elon Musk has spotted the new Twitter Blue, as the service launches tomorrow
Needless to say, Twitter has been having fun lately, and not so much. Thankfully, Twitter Blue is finally launching tomorrow, and we’ve got all the info you need.
Twitter Blue will cost you $7.99 if you are going to use it on the web. On iOS, however, you’ll be paying $11 a month because Twitter needs a way to pay Apple at the same time as you pay $7.99. However, if you don’t want to pay the extra $11, you can always sign up for it using the web, and you’re good to go.
refurbished Blue Twitter Some other changes will also happen. For starters, accounts will be verified before they’re given a blue verification badge, and unlike last time, changing your handle, display name, or profile picture will cause the verified badge to be temporarily lost until the profile is verified again.
– Twitter December 10, 2022
Going forward, the new Twitter Blue is getting rid of the “official” label it used to give businesses. Now, verified companies will get gold badges. Government and MLAs will have gray badges, and verified individuals will have blue badges. why? This is Twitter’s way of ensuring that scammers can be kept in check, and there could be a better way to differentiate paid users from non-paid users.
There’s no denying that Twitter has gone through a massive transformation since Elon Musk took over, and things keep changing. Although months have passed, we still cannot fully claim that all of these changes will be for the better or confirm which changes will and which will not.
Are you going to spend money on the new service just for a blue check mark and additional benefits? Tell us what you think at the bottom of the screen.