Twitter may soon end its free blue “verified” checkmarks for notable users, referred to as legacy checkmarks.
Elon Musk hinted at removing the “legacy” checkmarks that confirmed users’ identities like government officials, corporations, journalists, celebrities and other high-profile tweeters in a tweet.
The company tweeted on Thursday on plans to remove the legacy checkmarks and said: “On April 1, we will begin winding down our legacy verified program and removing legacy verified checkmarks”.
“To keep your blue checkmark on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue,” the company added.
Twitter Blue is a subscription service that Musk relaunched late last year, costing individuals $84 a year or $8 a month.