BAE Business | Twitter Blue: how much does the premium version cost and who can access it
Twitter Blue is the premium version of this popular social networking platform that offers additional tools that are not available in the free version.
Among the exclusive benefits that Twitter Blue offers its subscribers is the ability to post long videos and audios, see fewer ads, folder access to organize your favorite tweets into different categories, and the much-desired verification badge in your profile. Users who haven’t signed up for Twitter Blue may have lost their verification badge.
What is the cost of having your account verified on Twitter Blue?
Twitter Blue monthly subscription used to cost $4.99but with the new option to pay for the verification badge now it costs $8 dollars a month.
In addition to verifying your account, Twitter Blue also allows you to correct your tweets up to 60 seconds after posting them, format them, access hundreds of news sites without ads, personalize your profile with NFTs, get priority in replies, mentions and searches, and use reading mode to highlight text by removing visual noise.
As with most premium services, Twitter Blue offers an annual subscription that allows you to save a few dollars a month. Twitter Blue annual subscription it costs $84 dollars and does not offer refunds.
Among the personalities that Lost their verification badge on Twitter include Pope Francis, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Rosalia, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Beyoncé and Shakira, among other world-renowned celebrities.
Famous deceased have subscribed to Twitter Blue
With the change of earning the blue badge on Twitter, it was noted that several deceased celebrities appeared with verified accounts.
An example of this is the official account of Kobe Bryant, which has the blue badge despite the fact that the famous basketball player passed away in 2020 and apparently no family member or representative manages the account.
There are other deceased celebrities who were also re-verified after Twitter removed the badge from all accounts not subscribed to Blue on April 20. Among them, Michael Jackson, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walker, Barbara Walters and Anthony Bourdain or the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in 2018. In all these profiles the same message appears: “This account is verified because the user is subscribed to Twitter Blue and has verified their phone number.”
Neither Twitter nor Elon Musk have confirmed anything in this regard, although the mogul stressed that he personally is paying for some subscriptions to Blue. Everything indicates that Twitter is returning the verification to those accounts with more than 1 million followers.