Very soon, verified Twitter accounts will lose their blue ticks unless they start paying for it. The website he said that it will “begin to phase out the legacy verification program and remove verified legacy audit marks” on April 1.
So it looks like it's time for free verified users to lose their blue badges. The game is dead.
The company's announcement of the oldest verified users came just as Twitter Blue subscriptions became available globally.
Previously only accessible in certain regions, this general availability makes the service accessible to everyone. In addition to the blue tick next to usernames, subscribers will be able to tweet 4.000 characters, edit their posts, and enjoy higher reply ratings.
Expanding the availability of the Twitter Blue subscription is a huge gamble as the company looks to meet Musk's goal of earning half of its revenue from subscriptions. We'll just have to wait and see if there are enough people around the world willing to pay $8 a month (or $11 if paying through the iOS app) for a formerly free service.