COLORS The new boss of Twitter will launch badges of different colors next Friday to distinguish authenticated accounts on the platform
Elon Musk announces an overhaul of the authentication system on Twitter. — AFP
A new color code for the launch of Verified, Twitter’s new authentication system. “A gold tick for companies, a gray tick for governments, blue for individuals (celebrities or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before enabling verification,” Elon Musk this Friday.
The billionaire, new owner of the social network, announced the start of the device for Friday, December 2, before apologizing for the delay.
On Twitter, the entrepreneur clarified; that all authenticated individual accounts would have the same blue badge, but some may eventually display “a small secondary logo indicating that they belong to an account. an organization if they are verified as such by that organization”.
An early version had been removed
The new authentication system wanted by the boss of Tesla has been causing confusion and misunderstanding for several weeks. The 51-year-old wants to offer a paid subscription to 8 dollars per month allowing all users who wish to obtain the famous blue tick, which was previously free but reserved for accounts considered notorious.
A first version of this new system had run ; runs in early November, with many accounts posing as celebrities or businesses. Facing the ambient cacophony, Elon Musk had decided; to postpone the launch date, before postponing it indefinitely.