Social media giant X, formerly known as Twitter, has introduced a new feature that allows paid users to hide their verification checkmarks. This move comes as part of the Twitter Blue subscription, which offers premium features to enhance user engagement on the platform.
Verified accounts have long been associated with authenticity and credibility, but X is now giving paid subscribers the option to control their online presence more effectively.
Subscribers who choose this service can hide their verification checkmarks, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of their subscription while maintaining a lower profile.
However, X has noted that the checkmark may still be visible in some instances, though specific details about these exceptions have not been disclosed.
According to X’s blog post, the company said:
“As a subscriber, you can choose to hide your checkmark on your account. The check mark will be hidden on your profile and posts. The checkmark may still appear in some places, and some features could still reveal you have an active subscription. Some features may not be available while your checkmark is hidden. We will continue to evolve this feature to make it better for you.”
This feature has been anticipated since March when app reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi revealed Twitter’s plans to allow users to hide checkmarks through ID verification. Some users have raised privacy concerns, but those who wish to control their verification status can easily do so through the “Profile customization” section of their account settings.
X’s Blue Twitter Subscribers have Been in for a Delightful Experience.
X’s decision to empower users with greater control over their verification status reflects the platform’s commitment to offering a more personalized experience.
This move positions X as a forward-thinking player in the industry, setting a precedent for other platforms to consider similar user-focused features.
In the past, distinguishing between original verified accounts and those who obtained verification through payment was challenging.
Twitter temporarily discontinued legacy verification badges in April but later reinstated them for high-profile users, regardless of payment.
To encourage more user engagement, X has been rolling out several features under its Twitter Blue option, such as expanded character limits, longer video upload durations, reduced advertisement frequency, and ad revenue sharing for subscribers.
As the social media landscape continues to evolve, X’s focus on user-centric features allows users to curate their online presence according to their preferences and fosters a more interactive environment for posting and sharing content.
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