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.
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: https://t.co/gzpCcwOpLp
Organizations can sign up for https://t.co/RlN5BbuGA3…
— 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