Twitter has new rules for users to get a blue tick verified account: Verified phone number, subscription, and more
Twitter’s verification requirement notes that users who subscribe to Blue will be eligible to receive blue ticks. However, your account needs to be ‘complete,’ which means it should have a display name and profile photo and should not have changed recently.
You won’t get the blue tick right away
The account should be ‘active,’ meaning that you need to remain active on Twitter for the last 30 days, and your account needs to be older than 90 days to subscribe to Twitter Blue. More importantly, you need to verify your phone number, or you will not receive the blue tick.
Users with no verified phone numbers will be asked to verify their phone numbers while subscribing to Blue.
Further, Twitter will check if your account has signs of being misleading or deceptive or engaging in manipulation and spam.
Twitter says that it will be reviewing the accounts to see if they match its criteria for verification or not. So, you will not get the blue tick instantly after paying for Twitter Blue, but you will get all the other benefits of Blue, including reduced ads, prioritised tweets, and more.
Twitter can take away your blue tick if you don’t follow the rules
The new terms and conditions read that to minimize confusion and promote integrity, it will remove the blue tick whenever a user changes their profile picture, display name, or username.
If you change any of these, the account will have to go through verification again to ensure that it meets Twitter’s requirements, and you will not be able to make any changes to your profile during this period.
Twitter says that it can remove the blue tick of any account at any time without an explanation.
The move comes after the failed launch of Musk’s Twitter Blue, which first launched in November, and a number of accounts began to imitate brands and celebrities, forcing Musk and Co. to put an immediate pause on its plan.
Musk’s new Twitter has scraped the “active, notable, and authentic” verification rules of the “legacy” Twitter. And Musk has also said that all legacy verified account will lose their blue ticks in the coming months.
Under Musk’s “relaunched” Twitter Blue, individuals get a ‘blue tick’ when subscribed. While the “gold tick” replaces the “official” tag for business, and government accounts will have a “grey tick,” however we do not know if the corporations and government would have to pay $8 for the tick or not.