Now X (formerly Twitter) allows verified users to hide blue checkmark, 'you pay for Twitter' joke is over?
In the dynamic world of social media, X (Twitter) has been a prominent platform for sharing thoughts, ideas, and opinions since its inception.
Over the years, Twitter has introduced various features and a subscription service to enhance user experience.
The highly sought-after ‘Blue subscription‘, offers exclusive perks to verified users. It is denoted by the iconic blue checkmark next to their profile name.
X (formerly Twitter) allows verified users to hide blue checkmark
In a significant move, X has rolled out an update that allows verified users to hide their blue checkmark.
This update is currently available for Android and iOS users, and the web version is expected to follow soon.
It was often referred to as the ‘you pay for Twitter’, implying that only influential public figures deserved the blue badge.
This led to some users facing criticism and trolling, especially if they weren’t widely recognized public figures. As a result, some users hesitated to subscribe, fearing potential backlash for displaying the checkmark.
So, this move empowers users to enjoy the enhanced Twitter experience without fear of ridicule or vilification.
I know people who are virtue signaling by not getting verified. Now they will, but will hide the check.
Seen a lot of accounts saying “ if u see a blue tick don’t quote them if u do your giving money to them “ now they’ll never know
X has removed a significant barrier that may have deterred potential subscribers in the past.
Furthermore, this move could lead to an increase in blue subscriptions, as users now have the freedom to engage with the platform without drawing unnecessary attention.
Here’s a detailed guide on how you can hide blue checkmark on your profile.
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