Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, announced on April 11 that as of April 20, users will no longer be able to use the blue checkmarks. He kept his word, and Twitter announced that it would start taking action against old blue ticks on the microblogging service. Only those people and companies whose profiles have the premium Twitter Blue membership will continue to display the verified certification. Many people have been using Twitter to post amusing reactions since this statement was announced.
Depending on the device and the location, Twitter Blue costs differ. Users using iOS or Android in the US will pay $11 per month or $114.99 annually, compared to $8 per month or $84 annually for web users.
For iOS, Twitter Blue costs INR 900 per month, INR 650 per month, and INR 9400 per year. The monthly charge for Android users is $900, and the annual fee is $9,400.
According to information posted on Twitter, institutions that sign up for the blue tick will receive a square avatar and a gold checkmark. An avatar in the shape of a circle and a gray check mark would be given to government organizations..
In order to make it easier for users to distinguish between legitimate accounts of celebrities, politicians, businesses and brands, news organizations, and other accounts “of public interest” and imposters or parody accounts, the firm launched the blue tick mark system in 2009. Previously, the business didn’t charge for verification.