Twitter has updated its verified subscription program, allowing accounts to have three different color checkmarks: gold, grey, and blue.
What are the colors?
Twitter checkmarks are the new Power Rangers of the social media world, with a variety of colors to choose from!
Thanks to the “Chief Twit” himself, Elon Musk, verified accounts can now sport a golden hue for companies, a sleek grey for government bodies, or the classic blue for individuals. And just like the Power Rangers, these Twitter checkmarks which are colorful are ready to take on any haters or trolls that come their way.
So if you want to add some fun to your Twitter experience, make sure to get your verified tick in your favorite color!
If you’re an individual on Twitter looking to get that flashy blue tick, listen up! According to the “Chief Twit” himself, Elon Musk, you’ll need to pass a manual authentication process to earn the coveted blue verification.
While the details of this process are still under wraps, one thing is for sure: it’s going to be a wild ride! So buckle up and get ready to join the ranks of the verified Twitter elite. May the best tweet win!
What is Twitter blue?
Have you ever seen those blue checkmarks next to some Twitter profiles and wondered what they mean? Well, wonder no more! A blue tick on a Twitter account indicates that the account has been verified as active, notable, and authentic, or that the account owner has an active subscription to Twitter Blue.
But what is Twitter Blue, you ask?
It’s a fancy subscription service available in select countries including the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the UK. With Twitter Blue, you get access to extra features and perks that will make your tweeting experience even more enjoyable.
So if you’re feeling blue without that blue tick, consider subscribing to Twitter Blue and joining the elite group of verified tweeters!
What is Twitter gold?
Have you ever seen those shiny gold checkmarks on some Twitter profiles and wondered what they mean? They’re not just for show, my friend!
A gold checkmark on a Twitter account indicates that the account is an official business account through Twitter Blue for Business.
But what is Twitter Blue for Business, you ask? It’s a special subscription service for businesses that want to take their tweeting to the next level. With Twitter Blue for Business, you get access to exclusive features and perks that will help you boost your brand and reach a wider audience. Some notable companies that have a gold tick include Marvel Entertainment, Xbox, and Sony.
So if you’re a business owner looking to level up your Twitter game, consider subscribing to Twitter Blue for Business and join the ranks of the elite gold checkmark club!
What is Twitter grey?
Have you ever seen those mysterious grey checkmarks on some Twitter profiles and wondered what they mean? No, they’re not just for boring government accounts! A grey tick on a Twitter account indicates that the account represents a government institution, official or multilateral organization.
So if you see a grey tick on a Twitter profile, it means you’re following an account that has the authority to speak on behalf of an entire government or organization. These grey tick accounts are the real deal, folks! So go ahead and give them a follow to stay informed on the latest updates and news from the world of politics and international affairs.
Is Twitter still free to use?
So, you might be wondering if Twitter Blue is now free, right? Sorry to disappoint, but it’s still gonna cost ya! Android users will have to fork over $8 a month (or around ₹662 if you’re in India) to access the sweet, sweet features of Twitter Blue. And if you’re an iPhone user? Get ready to pay even more – $11 a month, to be exact (or around ₹910 in India).
But hey, at least CEO Elon Musk has promised that the price may vary depending on your country’s purchasing power. So, Indian users, don’t be surprised if you’re charged a slightly different rate than the one mentioned above. Happy tweeting!
The decision to charge $8 for the Twitter Blue upgrade has been met with criticism, but CEO Elon Musk and his supporters believe it is a step towards creating a more equitable Twitter experience.
What surprises does the Twitter Blue relaunch have in store for users?
We’ve been hearing rumors about some pretty cool new features coming to Twitter Blue, like the long-awaited Edit Tweet option, higher quality video uploads (up to 1080p, yay!), and a sweet “reader mode” that makes scrolling through your timeline a breeze. And now, according to CEO Elon Musk, the basic Twitter Blue plan will also come with half the number of ads.
Plus, Musk hinted that they might even offer a higher tier with no ads at all next year. Talk about a game-changer! So if you’re a Twitter fan, it might be worth shelling out a few bucks for the upgraded experience.
Will there be any changes to the way Twitter deals with bot accounts under the new relaunch?
Before announcing the Twitter Blue relaunch on Monday, December 12, CEO Elon Musk was all about calling out bots on the platform. He even tweeted something like “Calling all bots, bring it on!” to challenge them. And now, as part of the relaunch, Musk’s company is planning to introduce “automated labels” to help prevent bots from spreading misinformation and provide more transparency.
This means that if an account has the “automated” label, you’ll know that the content it’s posting isn’t produced by a human. So, Twitter users, beware of the bots! And if you’re a bot, watch out for Musk. He’s coming for you!
Are users satisfied with the color of the gold tick on verified accounts?
So far, there hasn’t been much of a reaction to the new grey and old blue ticks on Twitter, but businesses with verified accounts are definitely showing off their golden ticks with some seriously cringe captions.
Some people are saying that the shade of gold looks kind of ugly, while others think it’s a more professional-looking upgrade from the old blue tick. Overall, it seems like the jury’s still out on the new color options for verified accounts. But hey, at least the businesses are having fun with it!
What other updates are currently happening on Twitter?
Okay, so here’s something weird that’s happening on Twitter right now: they just disbanded their Trust and Safety Council! For those who don’t know, the council was an advisory group made up of over 100 civil and human rights organizations that worked to address issues like hate speech, self-harm, and suicide on the platform since 2016.
But according to reports, the council was called to a meeting with Twitter staffers on Monday night, only to receive emails saying that the council was being disbanded. Talk about a surprise! So, Twitter users, it looks like you’ll have to find a new way to keep the platform safe and hate-free. Good luck with that!
It’s unclear how long these changes will last since Musk has a history of making sudden changes. For example, when Twitter Blue was first introduced, Musk was reportedly warned by his own company’s trust and safety team.
Despite this, the update was still introduced with a lot of media attention, but then it became easy for fake accounts to join Twitter by paying an $8 fee. This resulted in a fake “verified” Nintendo account posting a picture of Mario flipping off the bluebird.
Anyway, it looks like all the previously verified accounts will lose their blue ticks unless they pay up. So, if you’re a blue ticker who’s not willing to pony up the cash, enjoy your last days as a certified Twitter elite. Make the most of it while you can, because soon you’ll be just another peasant scrolling through the feed.
Don’t let your verification go to waste – use it to impress your friends and family, or maybe even score a date. Just remember, all good things must come to an end.