Elon Musk-Led Twitter Announces Removal of ‘Legacy Verified Checkmarks’ Starting April 1
In a recent announcement, Twitter owned by Elon Musk has declared that all legacy blue ticks will be removed from April 1, 2023. This means that all accounts that had a blue tick or verified checkmark prior to the launch of Twitter Blue will lose their verified status. However, there is a catch – accounts can retain their blue tick if they subscribe to Twitter Blue.
The official announcement further states that individuals with a legacy Twitter Verified account must subscribe to Twitter Blue before the deadline to keep their blue tick intact. The winding down of the legacy verified program will commence on April 1st, 2023.
Organisations with a blue tick have also been reminded to subscribe to Twitter Blue if they wish to keep their blue tick. It is important to note that the link to subscribe for organisations is different from that for individuals.
This move is part of the ongoing Twitter Blue paid subscription saga and is likely to generate mixed reactions from Twitter users. While some may argue that the move is a bid to generate revenue, others may see it as a way to incentivize users to subscribe to Twitter Blue.