- The chaos continues on Twitter, with previously banned accounts receiving amnesty from Elon Musk.
- After a failed attempt to launch its new verification system, Twitter is now gearing up to roll out different colored checkmarks next week.
- Accounts wishing to be verified will also need to do so manually.
Elon Musk and his plans to overhaul Twitter verification have not gone well so far. After a
to “revive” its checkmarks a few weeks ago, the social media platform plans to do it again.
Sorry for the delay, we’re tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2022
Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates.
Painful, but necessary.
This after Musk responded to a question on Twitter earlier today confirming that his new verified system is currently set to roll out next week of Friday, December 2, 2022. There has been a lot of talk about accounts capable of imitate or parody real people, which is part of the reason Musk decided to cancel the aforementioned first attempt, but he now thinks different colored checkmarks should fix that.
To that end, there are currently three colors on the path – Gold, Grey, and Blue. The Blue option will apply to people whether they are celebrities or not, but the Gold option is for businesses and brands, while the Gray option is for governments. Precisely where media outlets, publishers or tech websites like ours fall into this mix remains unclear, but as has been the case for the past few weeks, Elon Musk seems content to push plans forward as he sees fit.
In addition to the different colors for the check marks, Musk confirmed that manual checks will need to take place before rolling out. As we’ve seen in past Twitter attempts before Musk took over, this process has proven difficult for many, especially organizations and publications.
As for the revamped Twitter Blue program, it’s still set to resume November 29 at $8 per subscription, though it’s still unclear in how many regions it will be available.
Chief Twit says a full explanation of his plans is in sight, but with official communications from Twitter persona non grata at the moment, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of whereabouts at the company.
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. check marks gold gray blue are coming on Twitter next week