Legacy Checks Finally Removed From Twitter

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been threatening to remove “legacy” blue check marks for months. On April 20, the company finally did it.

Legacy check users began to notice the change on Thursday afternoon. Celebrities from Kim Kardashian (75.1 million followers) to Selena Gomez (65 million) now have no official verification. The Pope is also out of luck.

Although Musk promised advertisers the app would not turn into a “free-for-all hellscape” last October, it’s unclear how Twitter will maintain a sense of legitimacy.

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Twitter users can purchase Twitter Blue for $8 a month. In addition to a “blue check,” subscribers can craft Tweets longer than 280 characters, edit Tweets, and upload videos up to 60 minutes long.

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Still, Twitter users who lost their checks don’t seem to mind.

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