Twitter has announced that it will be relaunching the blue tick subscription service including a system for authenticating accounts next week.
The company tweeted, “We’re relaunching Twitter Blue on Monday — subscribe on the web for $8/month or on (Apple’s) iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark.”
In an effort to prevent impersonation and false information, Twitter previously restricted the use of the blue checkmark that signified verified accounts of organizations and public personalities.
Billionaire businessman, Elon Musk declared his goal to diversify Twitter’s revenue source beyond advertising after purchasing the firm in October.
He is expected to do this by implementing additional payment methods for premium features.
Ten days after Musk assumed leadership at the beginning of November, the first version of the blue tick service was released, but it sparked controversy when a large number of bogus accounts appeared pretending to be companies or famous people.