New Delhi: Within the newest chapter of Twitter’s blue tick saga, the micro-blogging web site appears to have made its USD 7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service unavailable, in line with reviews.
Twitter launched this service for its iOS customers that allowed them to get the blue verification tick on their profiles. As per Mashable, the choice which was beforehand accessible within the sidebar for Twitter’s iOS app isn’t exhibiting now.
The Verge observed reviews from customers saying the characteristic is unavailable. They received an error message that learn, “Thanks to your curiosity! Twitter Blue shall be accessible in your nation sooner or later. Please examine again later.”
The sudden disappearance of the brand new, USD 7.99 Twitter Blue, launched earlier this week, comes after a number of customers purchased the verification to impersonate manufacturers and celebrities.
As quickly because the paid verification characteristic rolled out, many pretend accounts of well-known personalities like former US President Donal Trump surfaced on the appliance. Some verified accounts even impersonated the gaming character ‘Tremendous Mario’ and Lakers participant LeBron James.
Taking the matter into his arms Elon Musk tweeted that any account making an attempt to impersonate another person could be disabled until they declare it’s a parody account.
As per The Verge, Twitter even launched a brand new verification badge, a gray tick designating accounts as “official,” in an effort to counteract the rise in pretend accounts. Inside just a few days, the corporate launched this characteristic after which withdrew it earlier than reintroducing it once more.
In the meantime, this Twitter Blue subscription unavailability may be an error of some sort or a brief pullback whereas Twitter types out its points. Nonetheless, that is all simply one other instance of how chaotic issues are at Twitter following its acquisition by Musk as options are being launched after which pulled in a matter of days if not hours.
Musk addressed this case in a tweet shared just a few days in the past the place he wrote, “Twitter will do a number of dumb issues in coming months.”