Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO and owner, is about to give the old blue checkmark the boot! That’s right, if you’re one of the lucky ones with a verified account on Twitter, get ready to say adios to that fancy blue badge, unless you’re willing to cough up some cash to keep it. Apparently, the only accounts that will get to keep flaunting their blue checkmarks are the ones subscribed to Twitter Blue. Talk about exclusive perks!
Now, for those of you scratching your heads and wondering what in the world Twitter Blue is, let me break it down for you. It’s like a VIP club for Twitter users, but instead of red carpets and velvet ropes, you get to keep your blue checkmark. But, like all good things in life, it comes with a price tag. In the U.S., it’s gonna cost you a cool $11 a month or $114.99 a year if you’re using iOS or Android, and $8 a month or $84 a year if you’re a web user. Better start saving those pennies if you’re desperate to keep your checkmark game strong!
And in case you were wondering when this blue-check apocalypse is going down, Elon Musk himself tweeted the big reveal: April 20th, folks. Yep, you heard that right, on 4/20, the legacy verified accounts will be stripped of their blue badges faster than you can say “420 blaze it.” It’s like a digital purge, but with checkmarks instead of pitchforks.
So, buckle up, Twitterverse, because it’s about to get real interesting. Say goodbye to your precious blue checkmarks, unless you’re willing to pay the Twitter toll. It’s a brave new world out there, folks, and even the blue checkmarks aren’t safe from the CEO with a sense of humor and a penchant for shaking things up. Let’s see which celebs will be left standing without their blue badges. Maybe they can start a support group with the 28 celebs who refuse to join social media. Hashtag checkmate!
Final date for removing legacy Blue checks is 4/20
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 11, 2023