Twitter to discontinue legacy verified checkmarks from April 1st, announces the company
Formerly verified Twitter accounts will soon lose their checkmarks unless they begin paying for it. On April 1st, the website would “begin winding down [its] legacy verified programme and eliminating legacy verified checkmarks.” The company’s intention to do so was never hidden. Soon after the debut of Twitter Blue in November 2022, business CEO Elon Musk stated that “far too many corrupt old Blue’verification’ checkmarks exist” and that the firm will remove them in the next months.
If Twitter isn’t just setting the stage for an April Fools’ joke, it appears like the moment has come for legacy verified users to lose their blue ticks. Musk, after all, thinks he’s hilarious. It’s also unclear if the website intends to remove verified checkmarks all at once or in phases. We’d call out to the corporation for clarification, but all we’d receive is a poop emoji in return.