Elon Musk has killed the Official tag, lower than just a few hours earlier than it went reside on Wednesday. He shared this replace through a tweet:
I simply killed it
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 9, 2022
He even talked about that the Blue tick is a superb leveler, which suggests Twitter will proceed to have the favored blue tick has its solely tag for verified accounts for now.
Twitter had rolled out a brand new official tag for verified accounts earlier within the day. In case you go throughout your Twitter feed, you had been in a position to see that companies, media homes, authorities handles and even identified personalities have a Blue tick and an Official tag under it. This icon looks as if a double verify on the account and verifying its authenticity.
Esther Crawford from Twitter has stated that with the revamped Twitter Blue subscription product, which can enable paid customers to hold blue verify marks on their accounts, won’t really confirm customers’ identities.
This modification has been talked up Elon Musk, who is about to overtake the platform with a slew of concepts, together with bringing the Twitter Blue subscription to extra nations, with India additionally a part of the plans. That is how the brand new characteristic on Twitter appears to be like:
Not all Twitter accounts that had been beforehand verified with a blue verify mark will get the “Official” label and the label just isn’t obtainable for buy, Crawford had stated earlier.
Accounts that may obtain the official label embrace governments, business corporations, enterprise companions, main media shops, publishers and another public figures, she tweeted.
The official tag appears like an pointless add-on which could take a while earlier than it involves common customers on the platform. Twitter is taking verified (blue tick) underneath the Twitter Blue service bundle, for which individuals shall be charged $8 per 30 days in choose nations.
Twitter is busy revamping its international crew, together with India, the place Elon Musk and Co. have fired round 90 per cent of the workers from the product, engineering and the advertising groups. Twitter can be chopping down its workforce globally, and people who are retained are being pushed to roll out the brand new options in fast time.
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