Twitter to Charge $20 a Month for Verified Accounts, Reports Suggest

Twitter, now owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is reportedly planning to charge users $20 per month if they want to become or stay verified on the platform, according to multiple reports.

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The Verge and Platformer are both reporting that Twitter is set to introduce a new tier to Twitter Blue, the social media platform's subscription service, that costs $20 per month and includes verification on the platform. Currently, applying for verification on Twitter is free, and users only need to show account notability, be of public interest, and be authentic.

According to The Verge, if the proposed plan moves forward, currently verified users on Twitter will have 90 days to subscribe to the new $20-per-month Twitter Blue subscription or lose their blue checkmark. Musk has reportedly told engineers to have the project completed by November 7 or else they'll be fired, per "internal correspondence" and sources familiar with the matter who spoke to The Verge.

Musk said on Sunday that Twitter's verification process is "being revamped right now," but did not provide any additional details. Twitter Blue currently costs $4.99 and unlocks additional perks on the platform, including the ability to edit tweets, change the app icon, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Sheepish-Lord Avatar
18 months ago

Wow! That sounds quite greedy! And within hours of joining the company too! I’m sure it makes economic sense but at least lead with some positive changes?
I wouldn’t say that especially if you believe reports that Twitter essentially makes no money. Musk wants to make money so makes sense. I personally hope all social media turns to ash as it’s all toxic crap any way.
Score: 97 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wildkraut Avatar
18 months ago
Let's see how Elon will react when Apple demands their 30% of $20.
3,2,1 - fight!
Score: 79 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
18 months ago
"or else be fired"

He sounds real fun to work for!
Score: 79 Votes (Like | Disagree)
heystu Avatar
18 months ago
And so begins the inevitable fall of Twitter, soon to be destined to the great social media graveyard alongside MySpace, Bebo and Friends Reunited ?
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
USB-Adapter Avatar
18 months ago
Why don‘t charge them $20 per Tweet?
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Harvey Zoltan Avatar
18 months ago
I remember reading somewhere that all the people on Twitter were either Celebrities, Politicians. Journalist or Psychopaths. So now I guess they will be able to pay to have this verified.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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