Elon Musk has paused the Twitter blue check subscription to work out problems within the big change.
- Elon Musk has made numerous changes since he recently acquired Twitter.
- One of the big changes was offering a subscription to gain a blue checkmark on an account, which were previously reserved for verified users on the platform.
- The new subscription has not been what Musk was hoping for, resulting in him putting a pause to the subscription hoping to relaunch it on November 29.
Why it’s news
Elon Musk has made many changes since he bought Twitter for $44 billion and one of his changes had some problems resulting in a pause.
Earlier this month, Musk announced he was adding an $8-per-month fee for users to maintain a verified account on Twitter.
The blue check has always been reserved for celebrities and other verified users, but with this subscription anyone could get a checkmark if they were willing to pay the fee.
Many problems stemmed from this decision. People were paying the fee and making fake accounts that looked like celebrities or businesses and confused other users considering the fake accounts had the official blue check.
This caused a pause to be put on the subscription service until all of the issues could be resolved.
“Punting relaunch of Blue Verified to November 29th to make sure that it is rock solid,” Musk tweeted.
In the new release, if someone changes their name it will have to be verified by Twitter before receiving the checkmark.
These changes are most likely still just the beginning as Musk fully dives into the world of Twitter as its official new owner.