According to an update, accounts less than 90 days old will be unable to sign up for Twitter’s Blue subscription service when it relaunches (probably on the 29th). Twitter has announced a policy change that requires newly formed Twitter accounts to wait 90 days before being able to subscribe to the new Twitter Blue plan and get verified.
This implies you won’t be able to register a new account and instantly have it confirmed, which could be an attempt to reduce scams and impostor accounts like the ones that plagued the service almost immediately when the upgraded Blue launched.
The prior programme didn’t have a defined waiting period, but it did state that “Twitter accounts created on or after November 9, 2022, would be unable to subscribe to Twitter Blue at this time.” While that restriction was never going to last, it’s fascinating that it’s been replaced with a specified quantity; in principle, users may hoard troll accounts, knowing that they’ll be able to get them verified come March.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has stated that the microblogging company will relaunch its $8 Blue subscription service with verification on November 29, this time more “rock solid.” He also stated that with the latest version, “changing your verified name will result in the removal of the checkmark until the name is confirmed by Twitter to meet Terms of Service.”
Musk has also stated that if you wish to establish a parody account, you must include the word “parody” in the name. The new Twitter Blue website also states that the company “may also impose waiting periods for new accounts in the future in our discretion without notice,” which adds some uncertainty to the rules surrounding how you can acquire a blue check mark.
It’s also uncertain how the system would handle someone who changes their identity and account after 90 days but before signing up for Twitter Blue, or how it will react when the internet’s pranksters work their way around other new limits, $7.99 at a time.
It’s a greater game for Twitter, with some of the world’s largest ad businesses, including Twitter’s largest spender, advising clients not to spend money on the network. One of the reasons they’ve given is the potential harm a flood of phoney verified accounts could do to brands’ reputations.
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