Elon Musk says Twitter’s ‘legacy blue checks’ will be removed soon

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Twitter owner Elon Musk has said the company will soon remove ‘legacy blue check’, the blue ticks on verified handles who haven’t subscribed to Twitter Blue.

Musk said that the ‘legacy blue checks’ on Twitter will be removed soon, as they are the ones that are ‘truly corrupt’.

“Legacy blue checks will be removed soon. Those are the ones that are truly corrupted,” Elon Musk tweeted.

This comes in response to a question from a user who questioned the blue check. The user said that “the verification mark has lost its charm,” noting that blue mark verification used to be given to public figures, but now anyone can get it.

“Dear @elonmusk, the blue check mark has now become a joke. Previously, the blue check mark was only given to people who were public figures and political figures, but sadly today any Tom Dick and Harry is checked .Your checkmark has lost its charm..”, said the user.

According to Musk, Twitter would no longer display the blue checkmarks that users previously received for “active, notable, and bona fide accounts of public interest” that the company has verified.

Recently, Twitter Blue services have been launched in India. To use Twitter Blue services in India on mobile devices, users need to pay $900 per month for Android and iOS devices. While the price of a subscription plan on the web will cost users $650 per month. Twitter also offers an annual subscription plan for web users that will be billed annually and will cost $6,800.

To remember, Twitter Blue offers a ton of features for paid users such as undo tweet, early access to some features, edit tweet button, ability to post longer and high quality videos along with priority rankings in chats. According to the company, Twitter Blue subscribers will now find half the number of ads normal users will see on their home timeline.

Last year, Elon Musk had announced that Twitter Blue would cost $8 a month. However, it will be priced differently for various markets.

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