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Twitter verified check marks

With Twitter poised to launch a more expensive version of Twitter Blue with blue verification checks for $7.99, the social network today explained how these new verified users will be differentiated from official verified accounts.

According to Esther Crawford, Director of Product Management at Twitter, explained on Tuesday afternoon, “A lot of people have been asking how to differentiate between @TwitterBlue subscribers with blue checks and accounts that have been verified as official. That’s why we’re introducing the “Official” label to select accounts when we launch.”

She then shared a screenshot of the official Twitter account, which has a new, smaller white check mark with the word “Official” next to it.

“Not all previously verified accounts will be labeled ‘Official’ and the label is not for sale,” says Crawford. “Accounts that will receive it include government accounts, commercial companies, business partners, major media outlets, publishers and some public figures.”

Crawford further explained: “The new Twitter Blue does not include ID verification – it is a paid subscription with opt-in that offers a blue check mark and access to certain features. We continue to experiment with ways to differentiate between account types.”

Essentially, it appears that Twitter is leveraging the payment aspect of iOS and Android to identify users who subscribe to Twitter Blue.

Twitter’s ‘Chief Twit’ Elon Musk previously said that adding the Twitter Blue $7.99 verification option will beat spammers and bots, because they have to pay to get a blue check, and that could cost thousands for scammers who use a check mark. running a huge spam network.

We’ll likely launch Twitter Blue for $7.99 tomorrow or later this week, as the social network delayed its debut due to today’s US midterm elections.

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