Elon Musk: Twitter Blue will likely be available again next week
Controversy over fake Twitter accounts caused users to stop signing up for Twitter Blue, but now Elon Musk says the service will be available soon.
Following the problems caused by the $8 service Twitter Blue and its blue tick, this social network decided to stop registering new users. But now Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, says that Twitter Blue will likely be available again next week.
Twitter Blue’s new service has caused many accounts to impersonate brands and celebrities. That’s why Twitter recently stopped registering new users.
Now Elon Musk, the new CEO of this company, said in a tweet that Twitter Blue will probably start working again at the end of next week.
In the past, Twitter’s blue tick was awarded to the accounts of well-known and reputable people such as politicians, journalists, and other public figures after going through some verification steps.
But in the new Twitter Blue service, Musk made it possible for any user to get this badge by paying $8 a month. Late last week, this feature was only available to iOS users.
However, several users reported on Friday that the option to get a new subscription had disappeared, a source confirmed to Reuters. Now, Elon Musk responded to a user who asked: “When will the Blue Twitter service be available again?” “Probably next weekend,” he replied.
The rise of fake Twitter accounts
One of Elon Musk’s problems with Twitter has been the number of fake and spam accounts on this social network. However, the new Blue Twitter service that was introduced after taking over the company by Musk led to an increase in this category of users, and even in the meantime, unofficial and fake accounts were created for Elon Musk himself.
For this reason, Musk announced in one of his tweets that in the future, accounts that spoof another identity must use the word “Parody” in their bio and name. In addition, he has announced the addition of a “Parody” subtitle.