Elon Musk announces ‘holding off’ relaunch Of Twitter’s Blue verified

22 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

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Twitter CEO Elon Musk indicated on Tuesday that the relaunch of Blue verified would be delayed until there is great assurance that impersonation will be stopped. He made the announcement on Twitter.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk indicated on Tuesday that the relaunch of Blue verified would be delayed until there is great assurance that impersonation will be stopped. He made the announcement on Twitter. Elon Musk has said that Twitter may utilise separate colour checks for businesses and individuals.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Musk said, “Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals.”

Musk revealed the possibility for individuals to acquire a blue tick confirmed by Twitter Blue after taking over the microblogging service. Despite internal warnings from Twitter’s trust and safety team, Musk’s scheme resulted in the impersonation of high-profile accounts, including those of Twitter’s advertisers, according to The Verge.

Since Musk’s takeover, the microblogging site has been adding and deleting separate, grey checkmarks on high-profile accounts without explaining why.

On Monday, Elon Musk told Twitter employees that the company will not relaunch its paid verification subscription, Twitter Blue until they are “confident about significant impersonations not happening,” The Verge cited a recording of his remarks.

Last week, Elon Musk said that his $8 per month Blue subscription will be made available on November 29. However, in his meeting with employees, he confirmed that the timing of the launch of Blue verified was not clear, as per The Verge report.

In his meeting with Twitter employees, Elon Musk said, “We might launch it next week. We might not. But we’re not going to launch until there’s high confidence in protecting against those significant impersonations,” The Verge reported.

Elon Musk in his meeting with Twitter employees on Monday said that the company will “probably” need to give “institutions and companies” a “different colour check.” However, he did not give further details regarding the plan.

Musk stressed any social media platform according to him “is going to be vulnerable to bots and trolls” until there is payment introduced to increase the “cost of bots and trolls significantly.”

Meanwhile, Elon Musk in a tweet on November 22 claimed that Twitter has added 1.6 million daily active users in the past week and called it an all-time high. Musk tweeted, “Twitter added 1.6M daily active users this past week, another all-time high.”