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Twitter Blue to return later this month, says Elon Musk – Times of India

Twitter’s, or one can also say Elon Musk’s revamped “Twitter Blue,” had a shaky start. First, the initial roll-out had to be put on hold. Days after, when it finally launched, the subscription had to be halted because of the”impersonation,” which caused a few businesses to lose millions of their market cap. Now, Twitter Blue, or as Musk called it, the “Blue Verified,” is coming back to short-lived retirement later this month.

“Punting relaunch of Blue Verified to November 29th to make sure that it is rock solid.” said Musk in a tweet, suggesting that the Twitter Blue will once again launch later this month.
Here’s what you get for $8
Musk’s new Twitter Blue entitles users to the ‘blue checkmark’ for $8/month. The ‘subscription’ Blue would give users priority in replies, mentions, and searches. Not just that, they would get half as fewer ads as a non-paying user and can also post long-form videos and audio.
You can’t change your name once you get the ‘blue tick’
One big issue of Musk’s “Blue Verified” has been that anyone with $8 can get a blue tick and impersonate a legitimate account. And the same happened; many fake accounts popped up within hours impersonating big corporations, celebrities, and even Jesus.
Yes, comedy is now legal on Twitter, Even parody accounts. But parody accounts with blue checkmarks could sometimes be confused for the ‘real’ accounts. And when the advertisers are fleeing away, it is important to feel the ones who have stayed safe. So they do not end up losing millions of dollars because of some tweet from a “verified” parody account.

Musk seems to have considered such things to ensure that other big names do not flee away. So, the next time someone tries to change their name after getting the verification tick, they will lose the tick until it is confirmed to meet the terms of service of Twitter.
Also, there is bad news for the ones who were verified before Musk took over Twitter. So, if you are one of them, and got your tick based on your notability, then be ready to pay $8 per month, else you will lose the tick in a few months, says Musk.

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