Elon Musk announced that Twitter will likely roll out a new colourful authentication system next week after botching the initial rollout of Twitter’s “power to the people” verification system.
According to the owner of Twitter, under this system, businesses will receive a gold checkmark, government officials will receive a grey checkmark (likely resembling the “official” checkmark it is currently testing with some prominent accounts). The blue checkmark will be reserved for people even if they are not famous. That would imply that the new $8 per month paid plan on Twitter as well as legacy verified accounts would use the blue check mark.
Before the new verification method goes online, the business intends to manually authenticate each verification, Musk continued. Given that Twitter Blue subscribers will see a blue checkmark, it’s unclear what he means by that. Additionally, Twitter’s smaller staff will be under pressure to personally review each verification. In order to prevent any spam or impersonation.
Musk added that people may have a second, very small logo to show that they are affiliated with a specific group. Additionally, that organization must confirm that the person actually works for or is a representative of them. He continued by saying that it was decided to apply the blue checkmark to all individual accounts. Because a person’s notoriety is a matter of opinion.
Elon Musk suspended the redesigned Twitter Blue programme earlier this month. And announced that it would start up again on November 29. The Tesla CEO, however, postponed this strategy this week until “there is a high degree of halting impersonation.” It should be noted that he had never previously discussed the use of multiple colours for verification.
He didn’t say whether the distribution of the Twitter Blue revamp will coincide with the implementation of this new verification system. Currently, it’s likely that this verification restart only applies to already verified accounts, businesses, and government officials. Not to paid subscribers.