Does the blue tick matter on Twitter?

Twitter seems to be on everyone’s lips ever since Elon Musk announced his interest in the company. Understandably, people are curiously following developments between Twitter and Musk and wondering about the how, what, when, and everything in between.

It didn’t take long for Musk to start making announcements about his new vision for Twitter. One of these statements concerns the verification system. So, let’s tackle the blue tick, check out the old and new system, how heavy it is, and see if it’s worth getting that blue tick.

To get verified on Twitter, there’s a distinct before and after to consider — before and after Musk bought Twitter.

Before Musk, getting a blue tick was pretty straightforward. You had to ask to be verified by Twitter and meet certain conditions: your account had to be active, notable and real. If you fill them in, you get the blue tick.

After Musk, having a blue tick means one of two things. Any of your accounts have been verified, now called the old verified account. Either your account has an active Twitter Blue subscription.

With the subscription, you still have to meet specific requirements to get the blue tick. And if you don’t, you won’t be verified. So it’s not as simple as throwing money at Twitter and taking it.

The requirements in question are the same as in the pre-Musk era. Your account must be complete (with display name and profile picture), active (at least 30 days before subscription), secure (with a confirmed phone number more than 90 days before subscription ) and not fraudulent.

This last point means that if your account shows signs of fraud, recent profile changes, or spam, you can say goodbye to verification.

But if you subscribe to Twitter Blue and meet the criteria, you’ll see a check mark next to your name.

Is the blue tick a status symbol or a necessity?

What does Twitter verification do for you? Is it worth paying or going through all the steps to get it? What have you gained other than feeling part of the “hip” crowd?

While tik has many benefits for celebrities, journalists, government officials, etc., what does it mean for ordinary users?

Well, verifying your account shows that you’re a real person, with a name and photo displayed and a confirmed phone number. Your identity has been verified. But come to think of it, does it really matter?

If you represent a brand or are in a position of power or influence, this can help prevent copycats, scammers, and spammers (to some extent). But if you’re a regular citizen, do you think you should protect yourself from copycats?

Arguably for ordinary people, Twitter verification is nothing more than a status symbol.

Twitter’s blue tick: Pros and cons

Many of the commonly glorified benefits of verification don’t really apply to general users. Verification can facilitate engagement and engagement, add credibility, and prevent bots, impersonators, and scams — for celebrity users.

But like we said, it doesn’t really affect everyday users. So at the end of the day, the pros and cons of the blue tick aren’t as important to the average Twitter user.

For example, if someone has a blue tick and you don’t, that person’s tweet will come before yours. Verified users are confirmed.

Also, despite the promise that Twitter’s new paid verification system will help reduce the number of bots, a common talking point with Musk, there’s no evidence yet of a drop in numbers. Misinformation campaigns still abound in Twitter feeds, and bots are alive and well and thriving. Spam also continues on the platform.

It’s not too hard to verify your phone if you’re a scammer, and since it’s the hardest barrier to remove, getting a blue tick is easy for the bad guys. So your feed will always be flooded with the same old stories.

Subscribing to Twitter Blue gives you early access to some new features. However, Twitter reserves the right to change the type of features based on changes it makes to the platform. What stands out from the rest is the Undo Tweet.

Other than that, the most important benefit of paying for Twitter verification is the ego boost.

Since Twitter consists of unverified and verified users, and the latter contains a larger number of celebrities and the like, being a part of their group makes you feel classy and important , by extension.

Twitter verification for general users is another monthly subscription to add to the pile. Better to save money on subscriptions and not shell out $8-11 per month for a free app.

Does the blue tick still matter?

As with most things, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. On Twitter, there is a clear distinction between users, and verification is more important in one group than the other.

If you don’t mind paying for the subscription and you know having a blue tick will bring you joy, go for it. But if you’re part of the user set, don’t expect that to change much, other than seeing a checkmark next to your name.

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