Elon Musk plans changes to Twitter’s user verification process

    Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover is in full swing: He’s fired several executives and is continuing to make other changes as well.

    That includes reconfiguring Twitter’s user authentication process, Reuters reported, making those little blue ticks a little harder to maintain.

    Related: Elon Musk officially owns Twitter. What now?

    “The entire verification process is now being refreshed,” Musk says tweeted on Sunday.

    Although the billionaire SpaceX founder has not disclosed further details, technology newsletter platform game announced Twitter may require users to subscribe to Twitter Blue if they want to keep their identity-verifying ticks.

    Twitter Blue, which launched last June, authenticates users and offers “exclusive access to premium features,” including the ability to edit tweets.

    Additionally, The edge reported that Twitter will increase the price of its Blue subscription from $4.99 to $19.99 per month.

    Related: Elon Musk Pens Open Letter to Advertisers About Twitter Deal

    Twitter Inc is up nearly 23% month over month.

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