Elon Musk says Twitter will overhaul how it verifies users

Oct 30 (Reuters) – Twitter will overhaul its user verification process, Elon Musk said in a tweet on Sunday, days after taking over one of the world’s most influential social media platforms.

“The entire verification process is now being updated,” Musk said in his tweet, without elaborating.

Twitter (TWTR.N) It is considering charging for a blue check mark that verifies the identity of its account holder, according to a tech newsletter The platform said Sunday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

According to the report, users will have to subscribe to Twitter Blue for $4.99 a month or lose their “verified” badges if the plan moves forward.

CEO of Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) The final decision has not been made and the project may still be removed but according to the platform verification will become part of Twitter Blue.

Separately, The Verge reported Twitter on Sunday will increase the price of a subscription to Twitter Blue, which charges users $4.99 a month to $19.99, citing an internal correspondence they saw.

Twitter Blue was launched in June last year as the platform’s first subscription service, offering “exclusive access to premium features” on a monthly subscription basis, including the option to edit tweets.

The feature to edit tweets became available earlier this month after Musk launched a Twitter poll in April asking his millions of followers if they wanted an edit button. More than 70% said yes.

Musk also requested that logged-out users visiting Twitter’s site be redirected to an Explore page that displays trending tweets. A separate edgeSunday’s report cited employees familiar with the matter.

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Akansha Khushi reports in Bangalore; Editing by Diane Croft and Sam Holmes

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