Elon Musk had stated that the blue verification check in front of a Twitter user’s name, which serves as an account’s authentication, would cost USD 8 per month.
According to Twitter’s new owner, billionaire Elon Musk, the microblogging service’s fee-based blue tick authentication service will launch in India in “less than a month.”
Mr. Musk had previously stated that the blue verification tick that appears in front of a user’s name to verify their account will be charged $8 each month. The decision by Twitter to impose a monthly fee for the verified badge has divided users around the globe.
The $44 billion acquisition of Twitter by Mr. Musk, the CEO of electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc., was finalised at the end of October, putting the richest man in the world in charge of one of the most important social media platforms.
The CEO of the social media company, Parag Agrawal, and the legal director, Vijaya Gadde, were among the four top executives he also let go.
Following that, Twitter fired the majority of its over 200 employees in India as part of a global round of mass layoffs that Mr. Musk, who is trying to make the game-changing acquisition work, had ordered.
India pricing is still unknown in official circles. A blue checkmark indicates that an account has been verified because it is well-known in the news, entertainment, politics, or another relevant category.
“People power, indeed! Blue at $8 per month, “On November 1, Mr. Musk tweeted that the price was modified by the nation in accordance with the purchasing power parity.
In addition, he said, “you will get half as many adverts and priority in answers, mentions, and search, which is crucial for thwarting spam/scam.
According to Mr. Musk, Twitter would receive a monthly income stream from user payments for the blue tick that it could use to compensate content producers.
He had noted that public figures will have a secondary tag beneath their name, as is already the case for politicians.