Elon Musk reveals its plans for Twitter's $8 a month Blue makeover
Musk says that this move is 'essential to defeat spam/scam' on the platform
Published: 2nd November 2022 | Source: Elon Musk |
Elon Musk now wants users to pay $8 per month for a Twitter Blue tick
Big changes are coming to Twitter following Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of the social media giant. Following rumours of changes to Twitter's Blue subscription service, Elon Musk has confirmed that Twitter Blue will soon become mandatory for verified users and that the service will have its monthly price increased to $8 per month, though pricing will vary regionally.
Currently, Twitter's Blue verified tick mark is free for high profile users, though its implementation makes it difficult for new users to become verified. Musk calls his changes to Twitter Blue "essential to defeat spam/scam", though critics have alleged that the opposite may be true as a increase in the number of Twitter's verified users could allow fake accounts to get verified checkmarks.
Musk has confirmed that paid Twitter users will get priority in replies, mentions and searches and that paid users will have access to longer video and audio posts. Paid Twitter users will also be served half as many ads as unpaid users.
IN a Tweet yesterday, Musk has also stated that Twitter's revamped blue service will create a revenue stream that can be used to "reward content creators", suggesting that Twitter could become a platform that will pay some of its users.
Critics of Musk see the billionaire's changes to Twitter Blue as an alteration to Twitter that could have hugely negative effects on the platform. Making Blue checkmarks more common devalue their appeal, and an $8 per month cost may not be a strong enough deterrent for scammers. If users can buy a blue tick, it is no longer a symbol of trustworthiness. Beyond that, many have speculated that the revenue that Twitter will generate from their revamped Blue service will not be enough to generate the revenue Musk needs to make his acquisition viable. Musk took on a lot of debt to acquire Twitter, and servicing that debt will be expensive.
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|Musk took on a lot of debt to acquire Twitter, and servicing that debt will be expensive.|
With an net worth of over $200 billion, to acquire Twitter for $44 billion, how can he be in debt? The acquisition it's not even a quarter of his total net worth.