Twitter today rolled out the $8 verification service that new owner Elon Musk announced a few days ago. However, the update is currently only available on iPhones in some regions.
For now, Twitter Blue with verification is available on iOS in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
In the latest update to the Twitter app on iPhones, the microblogging website said, “Starting today, we’re adding great new features to Twitter Blue and more will follow soon. Get Twitter Blue for $7.99/month when you sign up now.”
“Blue checkmark: Power to the people. Your account will have a blue checkmark, just like the celebrities, companies and politicians you already follow,” according to Twitter.
Twitter also summarized some of the new features it will be rolling out soon for verified accounts.
“Coming soon…Half the ads and much better ones. Because you’re supporting Twitter in the fight against the bots, we’re going to reward you with half the ads and make them twice as relevant,” the company said.
“Post longer videos: You can finally post longer videos on Twitter. Priority ranking for quality content: Your content will be prioritized in replies, mentions and search. This helps reduce the visibility of scams, spam and bots,” it said.
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