Twitter has been aggressively promoting its Blue subscription, which grants users a blue verified badge in addition to some premium features. Twitter Blue will no longer recommend tweets from unverified accounts, another move to entice more users to subscribe. Additionally, non-Blue users won’t be able to participate in elections anymore.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, made the announcement on Monday and stated that the modifications would go into effect on April 15. Only verified accounts will be able to have their tweets shown on the For You page, according to Musk. Content recommendations are displayed on this tab.
That’s not all, though. In the same tweet, Musk added that accounts that do not have a Twitter Blue subscription will no longer be able to cast ballots. The “only realistic way to address advanced AI bot swarms taking over,” according to him, is through doing this.
Twitter opened up the Blue membership to everyone earlier this month. The business then declared that unless they purchase a Blue subscription, legacy verified users will lose their badge as of April 1. Twitter Blue costs $8 a month in the US or $11 if you subscribe through the iOS app.