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Elon Musk defers relaunch of Twitter's blue verified for lack of 'high confidence'

Elon Musk defers relaunch of Twitter's blue verified for lack of 'high confidence'

The revamped Twitter Blue subscription was rolled out in the second week of Elon Musk's takeover. However, it was taken down after the misuse of its features at a massive scale.

Elon Musk defers the launch of Blue verified subscription; check details here Elon Musk defers the launch of Blue verified subscription; check details here

Twitter will be holding off the launch of the new and revamped Blue Verified subscription. Earlier this month, Musk had promised to defer the launch date to November 29 to offer a more 'solid' experience. However, Musk himself took to Twitter to announce that the launch has been deferred indefinitely. Musk claimed that the company is doing this because it still doesn't have high confidence in stopping impersonation on the platform. 

Elon Musk in his recent Tweet said, "Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation." Further, he explained how Twitter will identify organisation accounts from individuals.

The revamped Twitter Blue subscription was rolled out in the second week of Elon Musk's takeover. However, it was taken down after the misuse of its features at a massive scale.

Musk had removed the cheaper Twitter Blue subscription that only offered a few features as benefits. However, the new Twitter Blue subscription also comes with the coveted blue verification tick. He offered it at a price of $8 (roughly Rs 650) in the US. In India, the feature was not launched officially but some users claimed to have received a pop-up showing the price as Rs 719. For now, the launch date for India is still in the air. 

Elon Musk takes Twitter to 'All-time-high'

Elon Musk also shared the number of daily active users on Twitter. He claimed there was a spike of 1.6 million daily active users which has led to an 'all-time-high'. The new Twitter chief shared a detailed graph of the daily users. The data compares active users before and after Musk's Twitter takeover. 

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Published on: Nov 22, 2022, 7:53 AM IST
Posted by: Danny Cyril Dcruze, Nov 22, 2022, 7:35 AM IST