Twitter Verified subscription with blue, grey, gold checkmarks launching today: Report

  • Twitter is working to launch the new Verified subscription today, a new report suggests.
  • The launch may be scheduled for Friday but the roll out is estimated to begin next week, according to a report by The Verge.

Twitter is working to launch the new Verified subscription today according to a new report. Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, has not confirmed the rollout. He had previously stated that it would be available in the first week of December. According to The Verge, the launch is scheduled for Friday, but the roll out is expected to begin next week.

Three Types of Checkmarks

Twitter Blue will offer three distinct checkmark types: a blue checkmark for Twitter Blue subscribers, a grey checkmark for government-affiliated accounts monitored by Twitter, and a gold checkmark for advertisers. To avoid a repeat of the impersonation problem that arose when the paid verification system was first introduced, Twitter will remove a user’s blue checkmark for seven days if their display name is changed.

According to the report, all current Blue Tick holders will have 90 days to switch to the subscription service or lose their verified badge.

Elon Musk Solves Apple App Store Tax Issue


Elon Musk might charge a premium from Twitter users on iOS for signing up for the Twitter Blue subscription through Apple’s App Store. According to a report by The Information, Musk will be asking for $11 (around Rs 900) from those making payments via the App Store, versus just $7 (roughly Rs 580) if they sign up on the company’s website.

This is Musk’s way of avoiding Apple’s 30% tax on subscriptions to Twitter Blue, without risking a ban. He had a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook last week to discuss the matter of the App Store levy, and he claimed that the issue had been addressed. Apple did not respond or reveal any details of the meeting.


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