AA / Washington / Mohammad Hamood Ali Al Ragawi
The social network Twitter launched its $8 monthly subscription service on Saturday, which includes the allocation of the “blue check” service certifying subscriber accounts.
In an update to Apple’s iOS devices, the company said users who “sign up now” can get the blue checkmark next to their name “just like celebrities, businesses and politicians,” reports the American agency Associated Press.
It was not immediately clear whether current Blue Tick holders will lose this functionality in the event of a termination of payment of the subscription amount.
On November 1, the platform’s new owner, Elon Musk, said that “the current caste system on Twitter that determines who does or doesn’t have a blue tick is bullshit.”
The American billionaire explained that fees for the blue tick will differ from country to country, noting that those who pay $8 will be given priority in many features of the platform, and they will be able to share videos and longer audio recordings, while reducing ad spam by 50%.
Musk announced the launch of financial rewards on Twitter, for content owners on the platform, becoming a source of income for content creators.
The boss of Tesla, and SpaceX, recently completed the acquisition of Twitter for 44 billion dollars, and quickly dismissed 4 senior executives of the social network.
* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.
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