[Updated] Twitter Blue 'not available in your country' issue troubles many during verification subscription

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New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 10, 2022) follows:

Twitter is undoubtedly a hot topic nowadays primarily because of its recent startling developments including layoffs, too many advertisements, and Twitter Blue verification that came with Elon Musk acquisition.

Talking about the company’s subscription plan, users will now see fewer ads, have priority in replies mentions, and more.

But it’s not as uncomplicated as it sounds because its $7.99/month pricing scheme has confused many as some could even subscribe to the service for $4.99/month.

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Needless to say, all of the uncertainty surrounding the social media platform prompted many people to turn to other apps and services like Mastodon and Tumblr.

Twitter Blue ‘not available in your country’

And now, it seems that some users are complaining about the unavailability of Twitter Blue in their respective countries.

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Hey @elonmusk why am I not seeing blue check on people who signed up for Twitter Blue. Also, why does it say Twitter Blue is not yet available in my country. I’m in US?
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@TwitterBlue I’m in Canada but it says Twitter Blue isn’t available in my country when I click on the subscription button. Why? I need that edit button!! 😉
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Even those who are interested in the feature are unable to get the subscription and receive a ‘Thanks for your interest! Twitter Blue will be available in your country in the future’ error.

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It seems that the issue where Twitter Blue is still not working is prevalent in many countries including the US, Canada, Australia, UK, and even New Zealand.

This is quite alarming as it was specifically verified by Twitter officials that the blue checkmarks will be made available in the said countries.

It should be noted that Elon Musk recently confirmed the imminent availability of Twitter Blue in India.

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So, this could potentially mean that the feature will be out for everyone later this month.

Possible explanation

For now, there appears to be two reasons why Twitter Blue is not working or is unavailable for some users.

Firstly, the feature is currently limited to iOS and those on other platforms will have to wait for the availability of the same.

Another probable explanation points to the fact that certain features are rolled out in phases which explains the unavailability of the feature.

It’s still not clear when Twitter Blue will be made accessible with a degree of certainty but it seems like it’s happening soon.

That said, we’ll keep tabs on further developments and update the article accordingly.

Update 1 (November 11, 2022)

04:48 pm (IST): A user said that they were able to get the subscription after waiting for some time. Hence, we recommend those affected to be patient and do the same.

Update 2 (November 14, 2022)

06:39 pm (IST): Elon Musk recently issued an apology in connection to the mushrooming of the fake verified accounts.

During one of those tweeting spree, he further apologized for Twitter being ‘super slow’ in certain regions.

Btw, I’d like to apologize for Twitter being super slow in many countries. App is doing >1000 poorly batched RPCs just to render a home timeline!
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Update 3 (November 16, 2022)

03:09 pm (IST): After a checkered week of confusing behavior, the ‘Twitter Blue Verified’ feature relaunch will take place on November 29, and Elon Musk promises it will work solidly.

Punting relaunch of Blue Verified to November 29th to make sure that it is rock solid
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Update 4 (November 22, 2022)

09:34 am (IST): Elon Musk has announced that the relaunch of Twitter Blue is currently on hold until they can minimize impersonation. Also, a different color check will be used for organizations than for individuals.

Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals.
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Update 5 (November 25, 2022)

05:19 pm (IST): Elon Musk has tweeted that the ‘Blue Verified’ Twitter will be available beginning next Friday. He also explains how it will work going forward:

Companies: will get a Gold check mark
Government figures: will get a Gray check mark
Individuals (including celebrities): Blue check mark

Furthermore, he mentioned that before the check is activated, all verified accounts will be manually authenticated.

Lastly, users can have an additional little logo indicating that they belong to an organization if that organization verifies them as such. More details will be made publicly available next week:

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Update 6 (November 30, 2022)

01:17 pm (IST): In order to avoid Apple’s 30% cut, Elon Musk is reportedly delaying the relaunch of Twitter Blue. As per the report, Twitter Blue subscription might not be available as in-app purchase on iOS when it relaunches.

Update 7 (December 2, 2022)

12:54 pm (IST): As confirmed by Elon Musk a few days ago, Twitter Blue subscription service was scheduled to launch today. And this has led to many asking as to when it will be available.

However, there’s is no official word on the same. More on that here.

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