Twitter reminds users that it will remove verification badges from non-paying ‘legacy’ verified accounts tomorrow
Beginning tomorrow, Twitter will remove the iconic blue verification badge from ‘legacy’ verified accounts that received the checkmark prior to Musk’s takeover of the platform last year, leaving only paying Twitter Blue subscribers with the checkmark on their accounts.
Twitter has reminded users of the forthcoming change today, saying that beginning April 20, legacy verified checkmarks will be removed from profiles that previously symbolised that an account had provided information to verify they were genuine and represented the company or individual they claimed they did.
For ‘legacy’ verified accounts to retain their blue badges, users will need to pay for the Twitter Blue subscription service, which adds a blue badge to any paying account, or join the higher-priced $1,000/month Twitter Verified Organizations subscription, that gives subscribers a golden checkmark rather than the familiar blue badge.
Tomorrow, 4/20, we are removing legacy verified checkmarks. To remain verified on Twitter, individuals can sign up for Twitter Blue here: https://t.co/gzpCcwOXAX
Organizations can sign up for Verified Organizations here: https://t.co/YtPVNYypHU
— Twitter Verified (@verified) April 19, 2023