Elon Musk’s $8 per month Twitter Blue plan with verification is officially available and you’ll need a verified phone number to sign up.
In a thread on Twitter, the platform notes that Blue costs $11 per month when you sign up on iOS and gives you access to the ability to edit tweets, upload 1080p videos, read mode, and of course, the coveted blue tick. If you paid for the old $4.99/$2.99 Blue plan, you’ll need to re-subscribe to keep the benefits, while anyone who signed up with Apple for the old $7.99 per month, automatically renews at $11 per month unless they cancel.
This time, Twitter relies on a lightly described review process, as well as the phone number verification requirement, to limit any “verified” hoaxing:
We are committed to maintaining the integrity of accounts on Twitter and making the platform a place where people can safely join and participate. Only Twitter accounts created more than 90 days ago can sign up for Twitter Blue.
All Twitter Blue subscribers must do this confirm their phone number as part of registration.
Once you have subscribed to Twitter Blue, changes to your profile picture, display name, or username (@handle) will result in the loss of the blue tick until the account is validated as still meeting our requirements, and no further changes are allowed during this review period. Learn more about check mark requirements here.
The company says the current price is a “limited time offer” on the signup page and lists several features soon. Those include the ability to “shoot to the top of answers”, post “longer videos”, and see about half the amount of ads.
tweets anyone with an existing blue check will not lose it “at this time”, although this is something Musk says it’s going to happen in a few months.” Note, however, that users who change their display name or profile picture will lose their check mark until their account is reviewed.
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