Elon Musk says Twitter will overhaul the way it verifies users

Elon Musk says Twitter will overhaul the way it verifies users

“The whole vetting process is being revamped right now,” Musk said in his tweet, without giving further details on what might change.

Twitter is considering charging for the coveted blue tick that verifies the identity of its account holder, technology newscast Platformer reported on Sunday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Users would have to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $4.99 a month or lose their “verified” badge if the project goes ahead, according to the report.

Tesla Inc’s CEO hasn’t made a final decision and the project could still be scrapped, but according to Platformer, it’s likely that the verification will be part of Twitter Blue.

Twitter Blue launched in June last year as the platform’s first subscription service that offers “exclusive access to premium features” on a monthly subscription basis, including a feature to change tweets.

The edit tweets feature was also made available earlier this month after Musk insisted he used a Twitter poll in April asking his millions of followers if they wanted an edit button. More than 70% answered in the affirmative.

The billionaire also called for logged-out users who visit Twitter’s site to be redirected to the Explore page which displays trending tweets, The Verge reported on Sunday, citing employees familiar with the matter.