Twitter has printed a coverage change saying that newly-created Twitter accounts should wait 90 days earlier than being allowed to subscribe to the brand new Twitter Blue plan and get verified. That is prone to keep away from impersonation and spam from verified accounts.
“Newly created Twitter accounts won’t be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue for 90 days. We may additionally impose ready durations for brand spanking new accounts sooner or later at our discretion with out discover,” the corporate stated on its FAQ web page about Twitter Blue.
Previous to this, the Elon Musk-led firm simply stated that new accounts created after November 9 gained’t be capable of buy the $8 Twitter subscription plan.
The previous phrases have been printed in the course of the rushed rollout of Twitter Blue, which brought about havoc and a barrage of verified accounts began impersonating manufacturers, celebrities, and athletes. Due to faux verified accounts tweeting misinformation, shares of firms like Eli Lilly and Lockheed Martin took a dip.
To keep away from impersonation, the corporate has prohibited verified customers from altering their names. Earlier this week, Musk stated that paid accounts will lose the verified checkmark till the social community confirms that the brand new identify follows its guidelines. Nonetheless, the corporate hasn’t made any formal coverage round that.
Twitter is within the soup with the brand new paid plan. On the one hand, Musk has promised that subscribers will get prominence on the notification tab, replies, and searches — the corporate briefly moved the verified notification tab’s place to put it earlier than all notifications too. However, after assessing the preliminary outcomes from the verification rollout, it clearly has to thwart spam and impersonation to stop extra advertisers from leaving the platform.
In consequence, Musk paused the rollout of Twitter Blue final week. He additionally promised to relaunch the relaunched Twitter Blue program on November 29, however in Elonverse issues can change slightly rapidly.