Twitter on Thursday updated the page for its monthly subscription service, Twitter Blue, to now state that new accounts will not be able to sign up for the service until a certain amount of time has passed.
The American social media giant launched earlier this November the Twitter Blue service in its new version, which allows any subscriber who pays $ 7.99 per month to obtain the blue authentication mark, which was previously reserved for celebrities, influencers, and politicians.
But shortly after the mark became available last week, a flood of accounts began impersonating celebrities, brands, or politicians. It was only Twitter that stopped the service, but the new owner of the company, Elon Musk, later announced that it would be relaunched on November 29.
In anticipation of that time, the Twitter Blue page now states that new accounts will not be able to sign in until 90 days have passed since they were created, preventing anyone from creating a new account and immediately getting a blue verification mark. This may reduce cases of impersonation.
Although the Twitter Blue service did not specify a period before being able to subscribe, it imposed earlier this month a condition on those who wanted to subscribe, which is that the account had been created before November 9, 2022, the date on which the service was launched and that In an effort to reduce fake verified accounts.
Given that Twitter, under Musk’s management, continues to enable users to obtain the blue verification mark for a monthly subscription, it is studying everything possible to prevent its abuse. Including that Musk said earlier that changing the name in verified accounts will not be possible, and whoever tries to change the name will lose the authentication mark until Twitter makes sure that the new name does not violate the terms of service.
Musk also said that anyone who wants to create a parody account should explicitly say so in the name.
The new Twitter Blue service page states that in the future, the company may, at its discretion and without notice, impose waiting periods on new accounts wishing to obtain the blue verification mark. Which somewhat restores the documentation policy to its former state.