Popular microblogging platform Twitter has revealed its plan to charge $20 monthly for verification badge. That means every verified account is set to service their account on monthly basis.
The latest development was disclosed by Elon Musk in a tweet on Sunday, stating, “The whole verification process is being revamped right now.”
This is coming after Musk took Twitter ownership last week Friday, as the company plans to raise its optional $4.99-a-month premium subscription called Twitter Blue to $19.99 a month.
The Verge reported that there are also plans to increase the Twitter Blue subscription from $4.99 monthly to $19.99 per month. The report disclosed that employees were given an ultimatum to complete this project by a deadline, or else they would be sacked.
“Employees working on the project were told on Sunday that they need to meet a deadline of November 7th to launch the feature or they will be fired,” the Verge said.
Twitter currently grants verified status to notable accounts from a prominently recognised individual or brand to fight disinformation and impersonation.