Today is the day that all accounts on Twitter that are not paying for Twitter Blue were supposed to lose their legacy blue checkmark verified status.
Well, that day has come and hundreds, upon thousands of Twitter users have noticed these changes, along with the now-unverified users themselves that have acknowledged the loss of their legacy blue checkmarks on their accounts.
Wow verification is finally gone! Big sad!
— iJustine (@ijustine) April 20, 2023
First tweet as a non verified user again lets gooooooo
— Jenna Ezarik (@jennaezarik) April 20, 2023
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) April 20, 2023
However, Apple CEO Tim Cook has apparently decided to pay for Twitter Blue and therefore keep his blue checkmark verification on the social network.
All of these changes Twitter has implemented over the past several months come after Elon Musk bought out and took over the company for $44 million late last year.
On top of select users losing their legacy blue verified checkmarks, earlier this year, Twitter brought a sudden end to third-party Twitter apps like Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Fenix, and others.
Those that are wanting to subscribe to Twitter Blue can do so through it for $8 a month or through Apple in-app purchases for $11 a month. The reason for the increased price by subscribing through Apple is likely due to the “Apple tax.”
What are your thoughts on Twitter Blue and Tim Cook keeping his verified blue checkmark? Comment below or let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.