Musk wants Twitter to charge $20 a month for verification.
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(Pocket-lint) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, owner of Tesla, SpaceX, and now Twitter, has told Twitter employees they have to lock verified badges behind a paywall within a week.
According to The Verge and Platformer, Musk wants Twitter users to subscribe to Twitter Blue to keep their badges verified. Currently, the service, which costs $4.99 per month, offers Twitter users additional features. Soon, it will cost $19.99 per month and will verify users. Already verified users will have 90 days to subscribe or they will lose their verification.
Musk reportedly told employees on Sunday that they had until Nov. 7 to launch the feature. Otherwise, they would be fired. Musk has not publicly confirmed this order. But on Sunday he tweeted: “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.” This suggests that the latest reports are true, and that verified users will soon have to pay.
The whole verification process is being reviewed right now –
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 30, 2022
Three days after being named “Chief Twit”, Elon Musk has fired the CEO of Twitter, is set to reverse travel bans and could lay off 75% of staff. Every day there’s a new report about what the owner of Twitter has planned for the social media site. And Musk himself kept making headlines, with stunts such as hauling a sink into Twitter headquarters to make the sale ‘flow through’ for all.
Pocket-lint brings you the highlights of this saga, and specifically the news that might affect you the most. In this case, paying for a tick is a huge change.
Written by Maggie Tillman.