Twitter Shuts Down “Legacy” Blue Checks On April 1st

Elon Musk Announces Final Date For Removal Of Free Twitter Verification
Elon Musk Announces Final Date For Removal Of Free Twitter Verification

Twitter which recently changed its famous “blue check” mark to a subscription services called “Twitter Blue” has announced that it would start removing legacy blue checkmarks from users account on its platform from April 1st.

This move which has been anticipated by many user due to Elon Musk stand on fair and equity which is one of the reasons Twitter started offering the “blue checkmark” as a subscription service. Elon Musk had tweeted in December about the “legacy” blue check saying the company would remove them “in a few months” because “the way in which they were given out was corrupt and nonsensical.”Since then users with legacy blue checkmarks have been noticing pop-ups which when you click on their checkmark reads “this is a legacy verified account. It may or may not be notable.”.

He announced the new date in a recent tweet which reads

On April 1st, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks. To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue here:

Organizations can sign up for

— Twitter Verified (@verified) March 23, 2023

Legacy blue checkmarks was intitally given to Twitter users who were notable individuals, entities and organization to verify them, while verified blue checkmarks were given out for free.

However, with the new “Twitter Blue”, users on the platform can now have the blue checkmarks as well as its features at a subscription fee of $8 per month for Apple, and $11 per month for Android due to app store costs. The blue checkmarks is not the only color and badges available for purchase on the platform, for example the “blue” checkmark gives users access to subscriber-only features like fewer ads and prioritized ranking in conversations and bookmark folders as well the edit button