Nov 25 (Reuters) – Twitter will roll out verified gold and gray checkmarks when it relaunches the coveted blue check service next Friday, chief executive Elon Musk said in a tweet, after delaying the rollout earlier this week.
“Gold check for corporations, gray check for governments, blue for individuals (celebrity or not). Painful, but necessary,” Musk said in a tweet.
All verified accounts will be manually authenticated before verification is enabled, Musk said.
“Individuals may have a small secondary logo to show they belong to an organization if verified as such by that organization,” Musk said in another tweet, adding that he would provide a more detailed explanation next week. .
The company had suspended its recently announced $8 blue check subscription service as fake accounts spiked, and said the sought-after blue check subscription service would be relaunched on November 29. Read more
The blue tick was previously reserved for verified accounts of politicians, celebrities, journalists and other public figures.
Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty
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