How can you tell the difference between old and new blue tick verification – Times of India

Twitter has started to roll out the new Blue subscription service for $7.99 a month. It gives subscribers features like priority in replies, searches and 50% fewer ads as compared to non-subscribers. Blue subscribers also get the blue check mark that was previously provided to active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest after a verification process.
With all Blue subscribers getting the blue tick verification, it will become difficult for people to know whether the account they are following is an authentic account of a person of public interest or someone who has paid for it.
To tackle this problem, the social media platform is explicitly mentioning how an account got the blue tick.
The accounts that already had blue tick verification before the new Blue subscription service rolled out will have a message, “This account is verified because it’s notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category” when you click on the “blue checkmark” on the web or tap on it on smartphones.
The accounts that have got the blue check mark after paying $7.99 will display a message, “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue.”

Soon after rolling out the new Blue, Twitter announced it is temporarily restricting display name changes on verified accounts to minimise impersonation risks.
Twitter also cleared that it may take away the blue checkmarks of Blue subscribers as well as legacy verified profiles at any time for any reason at all Twitter, “including as the result of certain types of violations of the Twitter Rules, including but not limited to our rules around spam, ban evasion, and impersonation.”
“This will impact accounts Verified under the legacy program and Twitter’s new Twitter Blue subscription product,” Twitter notes. Twitter also has a policy of a permanent ban on impersonation.
Twitter Blue verification bug
As per a tweet by The Verge’s Tom Warren, Twitter Blue verification has a bug that sometimes shows you an account is legacy verified when it’s actually Twitter Blue verified. The new Blue subscription service is rolled out for iOS users in select countries as of now.

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