Elon Musk’s next Twitter Blue relaunch will be on November 29
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(Pocket-lint) – Elon Musk has announced that Twitter will relaunch its failed Twitter Blue subscription service on 29 November with a new naming rule.
Musk says Twitter Blue will be relaunching in just under two weeks to “make sure it’s rock solid.” Musk’s previous attempt to launch his new Twitter Blue turned into a farce, with accounts impersonating brands and causing chaos. New verified accounts were able to trick people into thinking they were the real ones, which continues to give the platform’s advertisers pause.
While Musk didn’t elaborate on the specific changes he and Twitter will be making to Twitter Blue, he did hint that the company wants to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Musk said “changing your verified name will cause the check mark to be lost until the name is confirmed by Twitter.”
This wording is notable because it gives the impression that Twitter will seek to confirm that verified people are who they claim to be – similar to the previous system which meant that verified accounts were who they claim to be. This failed raise meant anyone could pay for Twitter Blue and get that tick, verified or not.
With the new version, changing your verified name will cause the check mark to be lost until the name is confirmed by Twitter to meet the terms of service –
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2022
If we read wrong and there will be no verification of usernames when signing up for Twitter Blue, nothing really changes here. People could simply change their name before signing up for Twitter Blue, giving them the tick mark and fake name they need to wreak havoc.
Written by Oliver Haslam.