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Twitter new owner Elon Musk announces $8 monthly charge for verified Twitter accounts

New Delhi: Billionaire and Microblogging platform Twitter's new boss Elon Musk has making one big decision after another after buying Twitter. Musk said that users will have to pay $ 8 as fees for blue ticks. However, he has also clarified that the fees will vary from country to country.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Billionaire and Microblogging platform Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk has making one big decision after another after buying Twitter. Meanwhile, they have fixed the fees for verified accounts on Twitter late on Tuesday night.

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Musk has given this information by tweeting one after the other. Actually, in his tweet, the new owner of Twitter, Musk said that users will have to pay $ 8 as fees for blue ticks. However, he has also clarified that the fees will vary from country to country.

What will be the cost of Twitter Blue subscription in India is not clear at the moment. Usually other subscription services are more expensive in the US, but they cost less in India. For example, Netflix’s subscription service is the cheapest.

Interestingly, Twitter owner Elon Musk himself has announced the pricing of Twitter Blue subscription by tweeting. Along with this, he has also told what benefits people will get under Blue subscription.

These features will be available under Twitter Blue subscription:

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1.Priority will be given in Reply, Mention and Search. According to Elom Musk, due to this feature, spam and scams will be curbed.

2.Under Twitter Blue subscription, users will now be able to post long videos and audios.

3.Twitter Blue subscribers will get to see half the ads as compared to normal users.

4.The users would also have the ability to bypass paywalls for “publishers willing to work with us.

5.According to Elon Musk, due to Twitter Blue subscription, Twitter’s revenue will increase and content creators will also get rewards.

6.Subscription service to generate revenue from Twitter

Musk won’t stop even after a Twitter Blue subscription. Because he has invested a lot of money in buying Twitter. In such a situation, he would like to earn money from Twitter. Since Twitter was not in much profit for a long time, so now he will try to earn money by taking new decisions.

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Currently, the verified users on Twitter do not pay anything for their badges. This came almost 12 hours after Musk in a reply to author Stephen King asked if $8 was an amount he would pay for being a verified user, adding that charging a fee was the only way to “defeat the bots & trolls”.

Earlier, Musk had responded to the reports of $20 fee being proposed for Twitter Blue verification badge. In response to a tweet by author Stephen King who had expressed displeasure over the rumours circulating on the internet, Musk had said that the “company needs to pay its bills”.

The social media giant Twitter already has a subscription service called ‘Twitter Blue’ – which was launched in June last year. The service currently costs $4.99 per month and offers access to the users to features such as an option to edit tweets, change Twitter’s display and design, including the app icon.

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