Twitter, led by Elon Musk, continues to work to increase its revenues. The company recently announced Twitter Blue, a subscription plan which gave everyone a Blue Checkmark. However, this paid feature caused everyone to have verified accounts and caused chaos.
That’s why Musk has stepped back and temporarily suspended the Blue subscription. However, you don’t have to wait too long. Twitter Blue returns on December 2nd, this time in multiple colors
Elon Musk Says Twitter Blue With Gold, Grey, Blue checkmarks To Relaunch On December 2
Beginning December 2, Twitter’s verification system is changing. Before, there was only Blue Checkmark, now it is divided into three as Gold, Gray, and Blue.
Twitter will provide a gold checkmark for companies, a grey check for government, and a blue checkmark for individuals (celebrity or not), Elon Musk said in a Tweet.
He also added that all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check mark activates.
Musk responded to a user on Twitter apologizing for the delay in relaunching the service, and stated that the company was “tentatively” launching its verification service on December 2.
“Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates. Painful, but necessary,” Musk said in the tweet.
The fee for those who want to take advantage of the subscription privileges and get a checkmark is $7.99 monthly. The Blue Checkmark was previously reserved and free for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists, and other public figures.
So how do you get the Blue subscription once it’s unlocked? Here are the steps you should follow:
How To Sign Up For The Blue Subscription
- Navigate to the Profile menu on your app or twitter.com.
- Select Twitter Blue.
- Select the blue Subscribe for $/year button.
- Follow the in-app purchase instructions for iOS.
- Congrats! You’re now a Twitter Blue subscriber!