Twitter. With Elon Musk, getting (and keeping) a verified account could cost €20 a month

Since becoming the new owner of Twitter on Thursday October 27, 2022, Elon Musk has multiplied initiatives. After raising the possibility of a wave of layoffs in the company, the billionaire would now like to transform the social network’s paid subscription offer and raise its price from $4.99 (€5.05) per month to $20 per month (€20.23), reports The Verge relayed by Numerama .

Currently, Twitter Blue only offers a few customization features like bookmarking and themes. But now, for €20 per month, all users could obtain the famous blue certification badge. Already certified accounts that do not wish to subscribe will lose this badge within 90 days, according to information from The Verge.

No date announced

If Elon Musk has not published anything official regarding the evolution of Twitter Blue for the moment, he already announced on Twitter Sunday October 30 that “the whole verification process [était] being reviewed » . According The Verge, the new subscription should be offered very quickly. Employees working on this offer would have until November 7 to launch it, under penalty of dismissal.

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This novelty could thus fundamentally change the meaning of Twitter certification, which has so far been obtained on the basis of certain criteria and after providing proof of identity. These multiple changes also confirm Elon Musk’s intention to upset Twitter.

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