Twitter is finally taking away all legacy verified checkmarks by the 20th of April. Elon Musk made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday. The company announced in March that it would begin winding down its legacy verified program from April 1st.
Once Twitter closes its legacy verified program, only accounts that subscribe to Twitter Blue will get verified. Previously verified accounts must also pay for Blue to keep their verified checkmarks. Twitter Blue is available for $11/month on iOS and Android and $8/month via the web. The company has a discounted $84 fee for those wishing to subscribe annually.
Business and Government accounts have the option to subscribe to Blue for Business, which costs $1,000 monthly. Accounts affiliated with Blue for Business subscribers will get verified once the parent account pays an additional $50 monthly for the sub-accounts. Twitter has already begun rolling out the affiliate badges that Musk said will help fight impersonation. Musk’s account has the Twitter affiliate badge, while the account of former US president Barack Obama carries the “The Office of Barack and Michelle Obama” badge.
It seems Musk has started the plan of making Twitter the “everything app”. Twitter is now X Corp after forming a merger with the Shell firm owned by Musk.