Does the blue tick on Twitter matter?

Ever since Elon Musk announced his interest in the company, Twitter has been on everyone’s lips. It’s clear that people are watching with interest what’s going on between Twitter and Musk, speculating about how, what, when and everything in between.

It didn’t take long for Musk to start announcing his new vision for Twitter. One of these statements was about the verification system. So, fighting the blue tick, let’s review the old and new system, see how heavy it is and whether it is worth buying this blue tick.

There are different things to consider for approval on Twitter – before and after Musk bought Twitter.

Before Musk, buying a blue tick was pretty simple. You had to be verified by Twitter and meet certain conditions: your account had to be active, notable, and original. If you fill them in, you get a blue tick.

Having a blue tick after a musk means one of two things. Either your account has already been verified, it is now called an old verified account. Either your account has an active Twitter Blue subscription.

You still need to meet specific requirements to get the blue badge with your subscription. If you don’t, you will not be approved. So it’s not as simple as throwing money at Twitter and getting it.

These requirements are similar to those of the pre-Musk era. Your account must be complete (with screen name and profile picture), active (with at least 30 days of subscription), secure (with a verified phone number with more than 90 days of subscription), and must not be misleading.

This last point means that if your account shows signs of fraud, recent profile changes, or spam, you can say goodbye to verification.

But if you subscribe to Twitter Blue and meet the criteria, you’ll find the icon next to your name.

Is the blue tick a status symbol or a necessity?

What does Twitter verification do for you? Is it worth paying or going through all the steps to get it? What do you gain other than feeling like part of the “hip” crowd?

Gana’s celebrities, journalists, government officials, etc. Although it has many benefits for users, what does it mean for ordinary users?

Well, verifying your account shows you’re a real person, with a name and photo and a verified phone number. Your identity has been verified. But think about it, does it really matter?

If you represent a brand or are in a position of power or influence, this will help keep copycats, fraudsters, and spammers at bay (to some extent). But if you’re an ordinary citizen, do you think you should protect yourself from copies?

For almost everyone, a Twitter check-in is nothing more than a status symbol.

Twitter’s blue tick: pros and cons

Many of the popular benefits of authentication don’t really apply to general users. Verification can facilitate engagement and communication, add credibility, and keep out bots, impersonators, and scams for popular users.

But like we said, it doesn’t really affect everyday users. So at the end of the day, the pros and cons of the blue tick are not that important to the average Twitter user.

For example, if someone has a blue tick and you don’t, that person’s tweet will take precedence over yours. Authenticated users are boosted.

Also, despite Twitter’s promise that its new paid verification system will help reduce the number of bots, a common talking point for Musk, there is no evidence yet that the numbers are declining. Disinformation campaigns still abound in Twitter feeds, and bots are alive, well and thriving. Spam also continues on the platform.

If you’re a fraudster, checking your phone isn’t that hard, and since it’s the hardest obstacle to overcome, the blue tick is easy for the bad guys to get. So your feed will always be full of the same old stories.

Subscribing to Twitter Blue gives you early access to several new features. However, Twitter reserves the right to change the type of features based on changes to the platform. Undo a Tweet that stands out from the crowd.

Besides, the most important benefit of paying for Twitter verification is the ego boost.

Since Twitter consists of unverified and verified users, and the latter has more celebrities and the like, being part of their group makes you feel classy and important.

For general users, Twitter verification is another monthly subscription to add to the stack. It is better to save on subscriptions and not spend 8-11 dollars per month for a free program.

Does the blue tick still matter?

As with most things, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. There is a clear difference between Twitter and users, and verification is more important to one group than the other.

If you don’t mind paying the subscription fee and you know the blue tick will bring you joy, go for it. But if you’re part of the user set, don’t expect it to change much, other than seeing a tick next to your name.

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