Social Media

Twitter to increase prices for Twitter Blue on iPhone to get around Apple’s 30% cut

In the last few weeks, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has publicly raised issues with Apple’s 30% cut it takes on any in-app purchases that happen within iOS apps from the App Store. This relates heavily to Twitter Blue, the company’s subscription service and for the few days it was available on iOS, it cost £6.99/month UK or $7.99/month in the US. However, for everyone who subscribed, Apple was taking 30% […]

Elon Musk says that Apple has started advertising on Twitter again

Last week, Twitter CEO Elon Musk hit out against Apple publicly after the company had stopped running advertising on the social media platform. Musk accused Apple of hating free speech and that the company was making new demands about the moderation on Twitter. Musk also claimed that Apple was threatening to remove Twitter from the App Store. However, within a few days of saying all this, Apple CEO Tim Cook […]

Elon Musk is claiming that Apple stopped advertising on Twitter and they are making new moderation demands

Elon has been tweeting a lot about Apple today. He has shared that the Apple has pretty much stopped all spending on advertising on the social media platform and that it has threatened to “withhold Twitter from its ‌App Store‌” too. Musk has also suggested that Apple should “publish all censorship actions” so that the public and its customers can see all the moderation decisions it has made. Apple has mostly […]

Twitter will revamp the verified process and offer new coloured checkmarks, says Musk

Elon Musk has shared today that the Twitter verified process is to be revamped and will launch, all going to plan on Friday next week. He has said the authentication process will be a purely manual process but just how that will work with limited staff, remains to be seen. As for the checkmarks, there is going to be new colours, with gold for companies, grey for government accounts and […]

Twitter is working on encryption for direct messages

Twitter is reported to be working on end-to-end encryption for direct messages, according to well known researcher, Jane Manchun Wong. Jane tweeted earlier this week that she had found that the social media company is working on end-to-end encryption again, based on code she has found in the Android app. Back in 2018, Twitter was working on making DMs fully end-to-end encrypted, but nothing came of it. Twitter was going […]

Twitter Blue will be coming back on 29th November, Musk says

Elon Musk has said this week, that the relaunch of Twitter Blue verification would be coming back before the end of the month. When the new subscription was made available last week, the company pulled the ability to register after an influx of pranksters impersonating certain brands and well know celebrities. Elon Musk has said that Twitter is preparing to relaunch Blue verified on 29th November and making sure it […]

Twitter starts rolling out the ‘Official’ checkmarks again

Earlier this week, Twitter started rolling out a secondary checkmark to distinguish between users who had paid for Twitter Blue and official, genuine companies. During this busy week, Twitter has made a lot of changes, including rolling out Twitter Blue to all users, enabling verification for everyone who is willing to pay. Twitter also started rolling out a secondary grey verification checkmark, which seemed to be for all users who had previously […]

Elon Musk has banned all Twitter employees from working remote

During an internal all-hands meeting yesterday, Elon Musk has revealed that all employees must work from the office, effectively banning all working from home activities. All employees must spent at least 40 hours a week in the office. He did mention that there is an, quote “exception basis for exceptional people.” What this means is probably up to Elon to decide. “Now, if somebody’s contribution is so significant that they […]

Twitter isn’t offering Twitter Blue verification to new accounts

Yesterday, Twitter started rolling out its new revamped Twitter Blue subscription, allowing anyone with £6.99 UK or $7.99 US to pay for a “verified account.” However, just a day later, Twitter has now stopped offering this, following countless fake and impersonators starting abusing the system. Users who have joined on or after 9th November are not currently able to sign up for verification. Can't imagine why all the advertisers are […]

Twitter Blue, with verification now available for $7.99 / £6.99 per month

Starting today, Twitter has started to roll out its new, revamped Twitter Blue subscription. As promised by Elon Musk, the new plan includes access to being verified for the first time, also bringing a boost to replies, mentions and search for those users who are verified. Twitter Blue is also now more expensive, priced at $7.99 in the US and £6.99 in the UK, billed per month. As well as […]