Twitter May Charge $20 For Verification Badge

Now that Elon Musk owns Twitter, he has given his employees their first choice: meet his deadline for paid verification on Twitter or leave.

Twitter Blue, a $4.99 per month optional subscription with extra features, will become a more expensive, verified subscription.

At this time, Twitter is aiming to set the price of the new Twitter Blue subscription at $19.99 per month.

Under the current plan, users who have been verified would have 90 days to subscribe or lose their blue checkmark.

On Sunday, the people working on the project were told that they have until November 7 to launch the feature or they will be fired.

In the months before he was bought out, Musk made it clear that he wanted to change how Twitter verifies accounts and deals with bots.

Musk, "Chief Twit" for three days, has already made changes at Twitter. The first thing he did was change the homepage for people who were not logged in.

Twitter Blue was released over a year ago as a method to read some publishers' posts without advertisements and modify the app's icon colour.

Advertising was still the main source of revenue for Twitter in the few quarters it reported earnings as a public company after its debut.