Twitter social network indefinitely postponed the relaunch of the verification service platform payment days after announcing that it would be ready on November 29.
This was announced by the owner of the company, billionaire Elon Musk, who explained that the functions of ‘Twitter Blue’ will return when there is “a high level of trust” to prevent identity theft.
“’Blue Verified’ relaunch is postponed until there is a high level of confidence to stop the spoofing,” Musk said on his Twitter account. Twitter.
In mid-November, Musk had promised that the payment verification service would be available again from November 29, something that ultimately will not happen.
In this sense, the South African tycoon announced that a different color check will probably be used for organizations than for individuals.
Musk’s decision comes after several days in which users of the social network who had chosen to pay $7.99 a month had indicated that they couldn’t access the ‘Twitter Blue’ features.
The new payment model proposed by the billionaire would have been suspended after encouraging countless users acquire verification to impersonate entities of recognized prestige, damaging the reputation of companies or public figures.
companies like Nintendo, the pharmaceutical Eli Lilly or Tesla itself that Musk runs they saw how users armed with the blue verification “tick” impersonated them for hours, until their accounts were suspended.
As it was doing until it stopped working, ‘Twitter Blue’ includes additional functions that only its subscribers can access. Among them, that of customize the icon of the ‘app’ itself and the theme of your account, turn on Read Mode or create folders of saved items from the profile, as well as early access to functions under test, such as editing tweets. The subscription also offers fewer ads.
Meanwhile, one of the main changes is the blue check mark meaning. The badge no longer only referred to accounts verified as “active, notable and authentic”, but also indicated that the account had an active subscription to ‘Twitter Blue’, as the company explains on the page dedicated to the subscription.
(With information from Europe Press Y EFE)