Twitter had previously stated that the legacy checkmarks that users have had were going to be removed on 1st April 2023. However, when that day came the only thing that changed was the label that both the legacy and Blue subscribers had which has changed to say “This account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account.”

However, a few days ago Elon Musk revealed that the legacy Blue checkmarks will now be removed on 20th April. Twitter Blue subscribers can obtain the blue checkmark and prices are from $8 per month. Some accounts and celebrities have stated that they wont be paying for Twitter Blue and actual businesses and organisations can pay $1,000 per month to get a gold verification badge with other benefits, such as affiliated accounts and more.

Businesses that are in the 10,000 most followed brands list, will have the fee waived as will the top 500 advertising clients for Twitter. Customers that pay for Twitter Blue will get the blue checkmark, as well as the ability to edit tweets, post longer tweets of up to 4,000 characters and also have prioritised ranking in conversation threads.