Twitter will ask for phone number verification to curb impersonation

Waiting to see the implementation

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Twitter Blue is live and active now, and all the users around the globe are taking a keen interest. In a recent update, Twitter has announced that phone verification will be required on the platform to get to the blue tick or the verified mark. This step is being taken to avoid impersonation. A picture posted on the platform by Twitter’s official account said that Blue subscribers with a verified phone number will get a blue checkmark once approved.

Further, Twitter Product manager Esther Crawford said that the micro-blogging platform integrated a review step in the process of getting the blue checkmark. Crawford also answered multiple questions from different users that gave us an insight into how things are going to be in future.

A user asked on the platform that if they have already paid $8 for the subscription on iOS, then will it remain the same or increase, to which Carford replied that all those users would get a price increase notification. After that, they will be supposed to choose between the iOS and the web subscription.

According to the new rates of Twitter Blue, all the web version users will be supposed to pay an amount of $8 for a monthly subscription. On the other hand, users who will access the application on a smartphone will be supposed to pay an amount of $11 for the subscription. The reason behind the high rates of Apple subscriptions is that the brand also takes 30 percent of revenues from iOS applications on its App Store.

What else is going on?

Twitter CEO Elon Musk has already said that the character limit for a tweet on the platform will be increased from 280 to 4000 characters. Not only this, but Musk also mentioned that the platform is planning to delete a total number of 1.5 billion accounts that have been inactive for multiple years on the platform.

Nishit Raghuwanshi RudraNishit Raghuwanshi Rudra
A career journalist who spent three plus years playing around with smartphones, associated apps and more. As a hobby, Rudra enjoys researching mobile games. When he's not busy in the world of gadgets, he is busy with a paper and pen writing poems or engaging with his growing digital audience on the Hindi rap circuit.

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