The changes in the Twitter of Elon Musk they continue, now with less noise than in previous months, but still active. The tycoon continues to look for ways to make the social network more profitable, and his latest idea is to charge $1,000 a month for a gold check.
Let’s remember that the first important change in the social network was to charge $8 a month for blue verification, through the Twitter Blue system. It would no longer be worth anything if the account was official or not, but rather that the user paid to have the blue “hook”.
The argument is a debt of 12.5 billion dollars in the company.
Now Musk wants to go further: a thousand dollars a month for gold, under the Verified for Organizations scheme. It would be intended for large commercial brands, according to The Information, quoted by The Verge.
Several companies were assigned gold verification for free, but those who do not want to pay will lose it. It is unknown when this will occur.
Twitter and the golden badge of a thousand dollars, will there be confirmation from Elon Musk?
Matt Navarre, social media consultant, posted an email between Twitter product manager Evan Jones and an unidentified company. In it he notes that “as an early access subscriber, you will earn a gold checkmark for your organization and membership badges for your associates.”
“If you want to subscribe”, the email continues, “Verified for Organizations costs $1,000 per month and $50 per additional affiliate ID per month, with a month of free affiliations”.
Twitter is reportedly emailing businesses offering gold check mark verification for $1000 PER MONTH!
And affiliate account verification for $50 each per month pic.twitter.com/hohTPKLKdi
—Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) February 3, 2023
The Verge explains that Twitter launched the golden badges of Verified for Organizations in order to allow “companies to verify and distinguish themselves on Twitter”.
Navarra also released a direct message between another company and Twitter’s product manager, confirming the rate of one thousand dollars per month.
For the moments, Verified for Organizations has not been officially released. The Verge asked Elon Musk’s company for some comments, but “the company no longer has a communications team”, as reported by the portal.
Capable is another of the billionaire’s measures due to the economic crisis in the social network.