Elon Musk has suspended Twitter verification almost immediately after it went live as users reportedly started taking advantage of it.
The new policy allows Twitter users to get their account verified after subscribing for a monthly payment of $8.
A number of users who tried to subscribe for the blue check mark reported that the option for the new feature has disappeared.
Before now, the highly coveted Twitter checkmark was exclusively available to a few people which include public figures, brands, politicians, and journalists.
Investors King learnt that the suspension was due to the proliferation of the new policy. It was reported that fake accounts have been taking advantage of the policy.
For instance, a fake account with a blue checkmark pretending to be former president George W. Bush tweeted “I miss killing Iraqis.”
A fake Eli Lilly account even tweeted that “insulin” will be free before the company released a message to dispel the fake account.
“We apologise to those who have been served a misleading message from a fake Lilly account,” the company said.
Subsequently, Twitter announced the suspension of the $8 verification check mark to curb the proliferation and abuse of the new policy.
It would be recalled that Elon Musk had introduced the $8 verification policy to drive revenue for the social giant.
Following the acquisition of the microblogging platform in a deal worth $44 billion, Elon Musk who also doubled as Tesla CEO has vowed to turn the fortune of the social media platform around by raising its revenue and diversifying the company’s business portfolio.
The world’s richest man intends to introduce some new services which include car hailing to the Twitter platform.
He also disclosed his intention to reinstate some banned accounts including a former President of the United States, Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Twitter has stated that it will introduce an “official label” to some notable accounts on its platform to combat impersonation.
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WhatsApp Introduces Dual Account Feature, Enabling Users to Sign Into Two Accounts
WhatsApp has introduced a groundbreaking innovation that promises to redefine the user experience.
This new feature allows individuals to simultaneously manage two WhatsApp accounts on a single device, eliminating the need for dual phones.
The eagerly anticipated announcement was made by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, who assured Android users that this feature will soon grace their screens.
Gone are the days of juggling multiple WhatsApp accounts, a task that often required carrying two separate devices. While tech giants like Xiaomi and Oppo had previously introduced app cloning features for multiple WhatsApp instances, WhatsApp’s integrated approach sets a new standard for seamlessness.
This innovation is poised to be a game-changer for users who navigate both personal and professional realms on this ubiquitous messaging platform.
Cumbersome login-and-logout routines and the perpetual concern of messaging from the wrong account will soon be a thing of the past, replaced by a newfound ease of multitasking.
Activating this feature is a straightforward process. Users need only navigate to the ‘Settings’ menu and select ‘Add Account.’ During setup, a second phone with a SIM card or a device supporting eSIM technology is required to unlock the full potential of multi-SIM functionality.
WhatsApp ensures that each account can have its own customized notification and privacy settings, preserving data integrity and personalization.
In addition to the dual account feature, WhatsApp recently introduced passkey support for Android, enhancing security by providing an alternative to SMS-based two-factor authentication.
This latest advancement underscores WhatsApp’s dedication to user convenience, connectivity, and digital identity security, setting the stage for a more organized and efficient way of communication.
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