The social media platform Twitter has added two new verification marks – grey for government-related accounts, a golden tick mark for companies, and a blue tick mark for other accounts to get verified.
With the rollout, Twitter has replaced the blue tick mark of the Government of India’s handle with a grey tick and also of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s. Twitter is one of the widely used platforms aimed at microblogging and social networking among users.
Previously the social media company had announced that it will bring certain changes to the checkmarks and categorize them accordingly. Replacing the official label with a golden checkmark on some business accounts on Twitter was already on the company’s agenda by December 12.
Amid all the chaos around Twitter’s $8 Blue service, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk devised a plan for the subscription model in November. He said, “there will be three check marks from now on – Gold, Grey and also the Blue to identify different kinds of users on the social media platform.”
Meanwhile, the social media giant plans to charge USD 11 per month for those accounts who sign up for iOS for Twitter Blue. Currently, Twitter Blue service is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with the plan to gradually roll it out across the world.