Title: Elon Musk’s X Blue Offers Twitter Users the Option to Hide Verified Status
In a groundbreaking move, Elon Musk’s subscription service, X Blue, is now providing Twitter users with the ability to conceal the coveted blue check mark – a symbol of verified status on the popular social media platform. Musk strongly believes that the verified badge should not hold a different standard for celebrities, criticizing Twitter’s previous process as “corrupt” and “nonsensical”.
X Blue has acknowledged the demand from customers who wish to disable the blue check mark for various reasons. While the hidden verification badge will no longer be visible on a user’s profile and posts, it may still show up in specific places, with certain features potentially being unavailable.
The controversial move to deactivate blue check marks from non-paying celebrity accounts in April 2023 initially garnered attention. Despite this attempt to boost subscription numbers, Twitter witnessed no significant increase in paying subscribers. As a result, the social media platform reinstated the badge for high-profile accounts, including those belonging to deceased individuals.
Subscribers to X Blue enjoy a range of exclusive benefits, including the ability to edit posts within a one-hour window, a 50% reduction in ads, prioritized rankings of their posts, an increased character limit, and the ability to upload longer videos. Musk further announced that Blue subscribers will also be eligible to receive a share of advertising revenue based on ads displayed in replies to their posts.
In light of these developments, the unpredictable future of Twitter’s CEO, Yaccarino, is being hotly debated. Musk’s groundbreaking subscription service has demonstrated his ability to disrupt established norms in the digital world, leaving many wondering what unexpected endeavors the Tesla CEO will embark upon next.
As X Blue gains traction among users seeking to hide their verified status, Twitter may face pressure to reevaluate the significance of the blue check mark and reassess its approach to verification.