Users who paid for the Twitter Blue subscription can now access the highly awaited edit button function.
The edit button is one of the perks, including fewer advertisements and greater video quality available to Twitter Blue subscribers for only $8 per month.
Tweets from some people who paid $8 for a verification badge indicated they could alter a posted tweet. A tweet can only be changed during the first 30 minutes after posting, and only 5 edit choices are available.
The tweet will also undoubtedly display the modification history.
The Edit button feature has been under consideration for a while. The microblogging platform had earlier declared that it would only be accessible to Twitter Blue subscribers in some countries.
It was formally released to Blue subscribers in several nations, including Canada, Australia, and the United States, in October. However, with the new boss in town, some plans have been altered, and this function is now accessible to everyone with $8 to spare each month for the subscription.
It is not surprising that the microblogging platform is starting to make drastic changes. Several users have doubted some of the platform’s activities, and some have even deactivated their accounts.
But, the platform’s new CEO, Elon Musk, appears to be extremely confident in his objectives. Even though they are undefined, the billionaire is willing to test some of them on the platform.
The Blue Tick and the Grey Official Mark
With Elon Musk taking over, there have been major changes in who can be verified with the blue tick and who gets the official mark.
So, the verification blue tick is now available to everybody who pays $8 per month for the Twitter Blue subscription. Regardless of where you are and who you are, this option is available, and some people have been paying for this feature even with their few followers.
But what about the top officials and highly profiled people?
Well, Twitter has another badge assigned to these individuals underneath their verification marks. This ‘official’ symbol with a grey mark proves that these individual high-profile accounts are authentic, and this is not issued to everybody.
Some individuals are not convinced about this new strategy, arguing that if Elon Musk sought to give a platform where power is for the people, why cause further segregation with a new badge? However, this new approach appears to be a way to distinguish impersonators.
Penalty for impersonators
The Chief Twit, Elon Musk, has announced that account handles engaging in impersonation without explicitly stating that it is a “parody” will be permanently suspended regardless of whether they are Twitter Blue subscribers.
This comes as many users are worried that the cases of impersonation and fraud will increase on the platform.
Elon Musk took over operations at Twitter after a protracted legal dispute that lasted seven long months. He completed the transaction a few hours before the deadline set by the Delaware court overseeing the dispute.
The billionaire had a very active first day, as reports confirm that he fired some of Twitter’s senior executives following his takeover. Among those recently fired are the CEO, Parag Agrawal, the CFO, Ned Segal, the Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust, Vijaya Gadde, and the General Counsel, Sean Edgett.
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