Twitter enables gray verification for these users

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The new badge will not be offered as part of any service within the social network

Twitter enables verification gray for these users

New verification badge on Twitter will not be offered as part of any service within the social network. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File

After closing the purchase of Twitter for an approximate amount of 44 billion dollars, Elon Musk not only did it make the decision to modify the structure of the company by firing the top managers, but it also decided to make changes to the services it offers to users.

With this measure, the now CEO of the social network established that, together with the users' subscription to Twitter Blue, the paid version of the social network , a verification badge would be offered as part of the service and not as an additional item that anyone who meets the minimum requirements can obtain.

However, with this measure came other problems, since there was no greater filter than paying 8 dollars to obtain a verification badge, anyone could have one to do what they want, including the possibility of impersonating their own account. Elon Musk, something that did happen and that generated a response from the billionaire.

Twitter enables verification gray for these users

Twitter added a gray verification badge in addition to the one offered with the Twitter Blue subscription. (Capture)

As a result of this, two related measures arose: The first is to permanently suspend verified accounts that are parody and do not indicate that they are. The second answers the question how to know if a Twitter profile is verified because it is real and not because a parody account has paid$8 for the blue badge?

The response to this was the deployment of a new form of verification via an additional gray badge that includes the word “ Official” to the side and not marketed unlike its blue pair.

This bonus symbol will only be offered to government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers, and some public figures. This is the reason, for example, why not even Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, has this additional gray badge enabled that Twitter accounts do have. and The White House.

Twitter enables gray-checking for these users

The Twitter and White House accounts already have the new gray verification badge offered by the social network integrated. (Capture)

Twitter's early-stage product executive, Esther Crawford, indicated through her account on the social network that this new complementary form of verification will not be granted to all the people who had the regular verification activated with the blue badge.

Another difference between the two, in addition to monetization, is that the Twitter Blue badge does not have an identity verification mechanism, which is why anyone can buy it for only 8 dollars< /b>. However, the gray verification badge will prompt verification of identity

Other benefits of Twitter Blue

In addition to verification, users subscribed to Twitter BlueThey will also have additional features that enhance the user experience on the social network, such as the ability to write Tweets longer and post longer videos within the platform.

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Twitter Blue. (photo: Variety)

Blue users will also benefit from priority responses, mentions and searches within the platform. Elon Musk also indicated that subscribers will be able to post longer videos and audios in addition to receiving “half the ads.”

In addition, people who are < b>verified currently and have not paid a subscription will have a “multi-month grace period” after which they will have to make payments so as not to lose their verification badge, as indicated the CEO of Twitter on his social network account.

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