Elon Musk is working to get the verified Twitter check mark back in working order.
- After trouble with the new verified Twitter subscription, Elon Musk was forced to pause it, but has decided to re-launch the service on December 2 with some changes.
- Many were unhappy with the $8-per-month service due to the fact that anyone who paid the fee was able to get verified resulting in many impersonation accounts.
- The new verification system will feature different colored check marks for different accounts to better differentiate verified users, according to Musk.
Why it’s news
Twitter is tentatively rolling out a new version of its verification system starting December 2.
The system was originally rolled out earlier this month, but received heavy backlash. The blue check has always been reserved for celebrities and other verified users, but with the 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.
In an attempt to fix the problem Elon Musk is making some changes to the system. The new verification system will feature different colored check marks for different accounts to better differentiate verified users.
Twitter will manually authenticate each user who pays for the check and each check will be a different color.
“Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not),” Musk says on Twitter.
The new service is set to go into place on December 2 with a longer explanation of the service coming next week, according to Musk.