Twitter has changed a lot of things in the last few hours regarding its Twitter Blue subscription program. The company said the paid plan is now available for purchase worldwide. It also changed the cooling off period for new accounts to purchase Twitter Blue to 30 days.
When Elon Musk first launched the Twitter Blue plan that handed out verification flags, a bunch of accounts started impersonating brands, politicians, and celebrities. The company had to quickly withdraw the rollout of the paid subscription. To avoid this kind of mishap with the relaunch, Twitter added a condition that newly created accounts had to wait 90 days before subscribing to Twitter Blue.
Now the company has changed the terms and reduced the waiting time to 30 days for new accounts to get the subscription from the social network.
“New subscriptions to Twitter Blue are available worldwide on the web, iOS or Android. Not all features are available on all platforms. Newly created Twitter accounts cannot subscribe to Twitter Blue for 30 days. We may also impose waiting times for new accounts in the future at our sole discretion and without notice,” reads the Twitter Blue page.
Musk & co. also kill the obsolete verification checkmarks from April 1st. Under previous administration, these blue markers marked notable people such as politicians, activists, journalists and other public figures. The company urged people and organizations to subscribe to Twitter Blue to get a check. Notably, Twitter’s verified organization service costs $1,000 per month with an additional fee of $50 per affiliate to indicate that the person is associated with them.