Twitter users respond to rumors that a $20 monthly fee for a "verified" badge will be charged
Media claims that Twitter plans to start charging verified users $20 per month to keep their verificationhave sparked reactions.
Many people are perplexed as to why Elon Musk, who has frequently expressed concern with the volume of spam accounts on the site, would seek to dissuade additional users from becoming verified by implementing fees.
The monthly fee for Twitter users in Nigeria would be approximately N16,000. According to Nairametrics, many Nigerians, especially those who do not utilize their accounts to generate income, risk losing their badges if they are unable or unable to pay.
Information about the alleged $20 verification fee: According to several media sources, Elon Musk gave Twitter staff the choice of introducing paid verification or packing up and leaving. Recall that Mr. Musk acquired the business last week in a $44 million deal.
A more expensive membership that also validates users will replace Twitter Blue, the company's optional $ 4.99 per month subscription that unlocks more capabilities.
The price for the new Twitter Blue subscription will be $19.99, according to Twitter's current plans. Verified users would have 90 days to subscribe under the existing arrangement in order to keep their blue checkmark. On Sunday, it was announced to the team members that failure to launch the functionality by November 7 will result in termination.
What people are using it for: Numerous verified people on Twitter have expressed their concerns in the wake of the announcement. a user with the username Katie Mack said: