Elon Musk-owned Twitter launches Twitter Blue in India, a paid monthly subscription model of the social media platform that will allow users to get their account blue-branded after paying $8.
As part of Twitter Blue, users will get the Verification Blue Tick for free, without undergoing any verification. Additionally, Twitter owner Elon Musk has said that Twitter Blue users also get priority in reach and view on Twitter.
Since completing the deal with Twitter, the richest man on the planet has made a series of decisions that affect the operation of the social media giant that has millions of daily active users. Speaking about these decisions on Wednesday, Musk announced in a tweet that the social media giant will do a lot of silly things in the coming months based on trial and error.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to get verified on Twitter:
- Go to your account settings and under the ‘Verified’ section, click on ‘request verification’ to initiate the verification process.
- A pop-up window will appear. Click on ‘Start Now to begin the verification process.
- Select the category of your account/profile, e.g., government, news organisation, company, or brand.
- Now, provide proof that you have selected the right category by sharing your official website, articles, and references about you, etc.
- Verify your identity on Twitter by providing an official email id, website, or government-issued ID.
- After submitting all details, click on ‘submit’ and wait till Twitter gets back to you.
What are the features of Twitter Blue?
- Half the ads and much better.
- Users will be able to post longer videos on Twitter.
- Prioritization of high-quality content.
What is the blue mark of Twitter?
A blue tick from Twitter is meant as official recognition of an ‘authentic’ account. The microblogging platform’s help page explains: “The blue Verified badge on Twitter lets people know that a public interest account is authentic. To receive the blue badge, your account must be authentic, notable, and active.” Usually, celebrities, politicians, journalists, etc. get a blue mark from Twitter after applying for it.
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