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Twitter Plan to Charging $20 Per Month for Blue tick Verifications Badges

Twitter Plan to Charging $20 Per Month for Blue tick Verifications Badges

Twitter Plan to Charging $20 Per Month for Blue tick Verifications Badges

Twitter Plan to Charging $20 Per Month for Blue tick Verifications Badges

Elon Musk has issued the first ultimatum to his employees: Meet his deadline for introducing paid verification on Twitter, or pack your belongings and depart.

According to sources familiar with the situation and internal communication reviewed by The Verge, the instruction is to convert Twitter Blue, the company’s optional $4.99 per month membership that unlocks more services, into a more costly subscription that also validates users.

Twitter’s new Twitter Blue membership will currently cost $19.99 per month. Verified users would have 90 days to subscribe or lose their blue checkmark under the present scheme.

Employees working on the project were informed on Sunday that they must implement the feature by November 7th or face termination.

Musk stated repeatedly in the months preceding up to his acquisition that he wants to change the way Twitter validates accounts and manages bots. He tweeted on Sunday, “The whole verification procedure is being revised right now.”

Casey Newton of Platformer was the first to reveal that Twitter was considering charging for verification. A Twitter spokeswoman did not reply to a request for comment by press time.

Even though he has only been “Chief Twit” for three days, Musk has moved rapidly to make changes at Twitter, beginning with redesigning the site for logged-out users.

He’s also contemplating mass layoffs of middle management and engineers who haven’t lately contributed to the code base with the support of Tesla engineers he’s brought in as advisers at Twitter.

Managers are already compiling lists of staff to lay off, and the layoffs are likely to begin this week. Employees charged with carrying out Musk’s ambitions since his takeover Thursday evening have been working late into the night and into the weekend.

The Twitter Blue membership became publicly available over a year ago as a means to access ad-free content from certain publishers and make additional changes to the app, such as changing the colour of the home screen icon.

Advertising maintained the great bulk of Twitter’s revenue in the few quarters following its first public offering. Musk wants subscriptions to account for half of the company’s total income.

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