It has been a busy few weeks for now CEO Elon Musk at Twitter and the changes are not stopping. According to Bloomberg, Musk plans to start charging for his new version of Twitter Verification as early as next week.
For those not on Twitter, Twitter Verification is a small blue check mark (or white if you use Dark Mode) beside your name that indicates the platform has verified you are who you say you are.
Previously, Twitter Verification was only for those deemed worthy by Twitter to get the blue check mark and included celebrities, brands and other important accounts.
As per sources, the plan is to offer an $ 8 per month subscription to be verified by Twitter.
In addition to the blue checkmark, the subscription will give users half as many ads and priority in replies, mentions and search.
Those who already have the blue checkmark will have a multi-month grace period and either need to pay or lose the feature, according to the report.
However, as per a source, Government accounts and people in regions where Twitter cannot charge payment will remain verified without subscribing.
In addition to this change, Musk is expanding the edit button to all users as early as this week.
Currently to access the edit button you need to be part of Twitter Blue, which is a monthly cost of $4.99.
It is unclear if Musk is getting rid of Twitter Blue or is hoping those who pay for the service will up their price to get verified.
The changes have already seen significant opposition and mocking online, but Musk is pushing ahead.
He even replied to AOC yesterday afternoon.
Your feedback is appreciated, now pay $8
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 2, 2022
At least to say, these will not be the last changes on the platform with Musk at the helm.