Twitter today launches a subscription system that will include the blue check mark

After several postponements, users will be able to subscribe for $8 a month or $11 a month on iOS devices

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The social network Twitter will launch this Monday a new subscription system that includes a verification system that includes the well-known blue badge, after several postponements by Elon Musk, owner of the company since October.

«On Monday we will relaunch 'Twitter Blue'. Subscribe on the web for $8 a month or $11 a month on iOS devices -- Apple's operating system used on the iPhone -- to get access to exclusive subscriber features, including the Blue Badge," he said Saturday. the social network in a series of messages.

Thus, he explained that this insignia will be replaced by a gold one for companies, while a gray one will be added later for "governmental and multilateral" organizations. The blue badge will be awarded to subscribers "once the account has been reviewed."

Subscribers will also be able to edit their tweets, post higher quality videos, a reading mode and change their name on Twitter and show their name or profile picture, although they have qualified that "if they do so, they will temporarily lose the blue badge until they your account is reviewed again."

Thank you for your patience while we've been working to improve Twitter. We are excited and hope to give more information soon," Twitter added. Musk announced in November his decision to postpone the platform's payment verification program until November 29 until he can ensure it "is rock solid," although the deadlines have been extended.

Musk's decision came after several days in which users of the social network who had chosen to pay $7.99 a month had indicated that they could not access the functions of 'Twitter Blue'.

The new payment model proposed by the billionaire would have been suspended after allowing countless users to acquire verification to impersonate entities of recognized prestige, damaging the reputation of companies or public figures.