Tag: Twitter

Twitter is now labelling public figures and others with a separate ‘Official’ checkmark

Starting today, Twitter has updated its policy with regard to public figures being verified. It is pretty much common knowledge by now that Elon Musk has been changing Twitter a lot since he took the company over only a week or so ago. One of the main changes was to how verification works, in the past public figures, journalists and celebrities were given a blue badge in order to verify […]

Twitter updates iOS app to support revised Blue plan, verification feature not live (yet)

This evening, the Twitter app on iOS has been updated to support the new updated Twitter Blue plan. In the app release notes, it lists that it contains the new verification feature, meaning anyone can subscribe for $7.99 per month and get a blue checkmark. However, as many have discovered, this feature isn’t actually live yet – the app just supports it. Twitter Blue will be expanded to the United […]

Twitter’s verification charge set to come into play next week

In a report from Bloomberg is it reported that the major changes Elon Musk is planning to make to Twitter could come into effect as soon as next week. Musk is planning to being verification check marks to everyone as soon as next week, something which has been covered heavily in the media for the past few days as well as in discussions between users. We reported earlier this week that Twitter […]

Elon Musk suggests bringing back Vine, as he now owns Twitter

It is pretty much common knowledge at this stage that Elon Musk now owns Twitter and he become the CEO of the company earlier this week too. He has suggested a few debatable changes so far, such as abolishing the current verification process and instead bundling it within Twitter Blue and then charging $8 for the privilege. However, one suggestion seemed to have gone down much easier, such as bringing […]

Twitter Blue price is to increase to $8 per month and include ability to be verified

Today, along with more updates to how Twitter works – Elon Musk has revealed that Twitter Blue will see a price rise, from $4.99 per month to $8 per month. This is $3 per month more than prior and more features will be coming soon, such as the ability to be verified, which currently has the requirement to be a known person, such as a journalists and celebrities. Twitter’s current […]

Elon Musk is now Twitter’s CEO

Since Elon’s takeover of Twitter on Friday last week, he is now the company’s official CEO. The change was made official as of today and according to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Elon Musk is now officially the CEO of Twitter. So far, since the takeover last week, Elon Musk completely dissolved the company board and fired many executives including the previous CEO Parag Agrawal. This […]

Elon Musk now owns Twitter, having bought it for $44 billion

As of yesterday (Friday 28th October), Elon Musk completed the takeover of Twitter, which cost him $44 billion. The deal was completed just a few hours before the court-ordered deadline which would have meant the deal would have to be re-negotiated. Elon bought Twitter for $44 billion, changed his Twitter bio to “Chief Twit”, tweeted “the bird is freed” and fired many top executives. the bird is freed — Elon Musk […]

Ability to edit tweets now available in the US, for Twitter Blue subscribers

Twitter announced that starting yesterday (6th October) that Twitter Blue subscribers in the United States now have the ability to edit tweets. Twitter has been testing the feature for around a month. Earlier this week, the company added support for the edit button to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. the Edit Tweet test is expanding and now rolling out to Twitter Blue members in the US […]

Twitter Mac app updated, no longer crashes on launch

For around a week, the Twitter for Mac app has been crashing on launch making the app completely unusable. There was little anyone could do to make it work, deleting and reinstalling didn’t do anything. However, earlier this week Twitter has released an update for the app to stop it from crashing whenever it is opened. Version 19.9.21 is now the latest and seems to solve the app crashing issue. […]

For the first time, Twitter raises the price of its ‘Blue’ subscription

For the very first time, Twitter has raised the price of its premium ‘Blue’ subscription this week. The subscription service has been available for around a year and is only available in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It usually runs for $2.99 per month, but the company is raising prices quite dramatically up to $4.99 per month. The new price has been quick to make its mark, the latest […]