The paid Twitter Blue certification touted by Elon Musk is already on hold

It seems that the launch of Twitter Blue, the paid subscription formula to obtain a certified account, has already been called into question.

A few days ago, Elon Musk launched Twitter Blue (after postponement following the midterms), a subscription plan that offered you a “blue verification” in exchange for 7.99 dollars per month. Until recently, such certifications were reserved for celebrities, brands and public interest media. But the new system has given rise to all sorts of abuse, so Twitter is being forced to back down.

The essential : several sources reveal that it is no longer possible to subscribe to a Twitter Blue subscription.

  • The feature was launched a few days ago at United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia for iOS users. The success was there, but some had fun hijacking the feature to imitate famous people.
  • Musk tried to limit the damage. He first implemented an additional function for institutional users, joining the word “official”but this feature was removed after only a few hours.
  • Next, Musk called on users to indicate, in the case of a parody account, the word “parody” in their pseudonym, under penalty of a lifetime ban. But that doesn’t seem to have been enough, with all sorts of funny and less funny twists. So much so that the Twitter Blue subscription has been suspended, it would no longer be possible to subscribe to it outside of the brands.
  • People trying to sign up for Twitter Blue will now see the following message: “Thank you for your interest! Twitter Blue will be available in your country in the future. Please try again later. »

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