Social media platform Twitter has rolled out a new subscription plan for its Twitter blue checkmark.
The company recently introduced an annual Twitter Blue subscription plan which users can pay at a discounted fee of $84, instead of a monthly subscription fee of $8 on the web and $11 on Apple devices.
The annual subscription which was launched last year in December will offer users a discount when compared to the monthly price.
According to Twitter, users in countries such as Canada, Japan, the U.S., U.K, Australia, etc, are all eligible for the annual plan.
At the moment, Twitter Blue offers features like the Blue Verification badge, priority ranking in conversation replies, a thread reader, and an edit tweet feature along with custom icons and themes.
In addition to the blue checkmark, it offers subscribers a way to enhance and customize their Twitter experience. These subscribers also enjoy early access to select features like edit Tweet and also get the privilege to enjoy access to Twitter’s newest features before they are available to everyone.
Until now, the Twitter blue checkmark was used to indicate active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest that the platform had verified based on certain criteria.
However, since Musk acquired the company last year October for $44 billion, having implemented a lot of changes on the platform, the Twitter blue checkmark is now paid for at a fee of $8 per month, and the recent annual plan of $84.
Musk who disclosed that the platform was losing $4 million daily, in a bid to generate more profit for the company, disclosed that half of Twitter’s revenue needed to come from subscriptions.
Investors King understands that in November 2022, Twitter paused its blue subscription service after users were abusing it to impersonate brands and famous people.
The paid subscription service exposed the platform to a plethora of imposter accounts which saw the spread of misinformation on the platform.
The platform reserves the right without notice to remove the blue check mark at any time in its sole discretion without offering a refund to users who violate the terms of service.
Elon Musk Envisions X as the Future of Your Financial Life
Tech visionary Elon Musk unveiled his vision for X, aiming to transform it into the epicenter of people’s financial worlds by the end of 2024.
Musk’s plan transcends mere payment solutions, targeting nothing short of the complete financial ecosystem, including money and securities. “You won’t need a bank account,” he affirmed.
X, led by CEO Linda Yaccarino, sees this as an ambitious opportunity that could reshape the financial landscape as we know it.
Musk expressed his unwavering commitment to the cause, stating, “It would blow my mind if we don’t have that rolled out by the end of next year.”
This ambition traces back to Musk’s dot-com-era online bank, X.com, which later evolved into PayPal. Musk aims to take a page from his earlier playbook, hoping to outshine PayPal with a more comprehensive approach.
The platform’s offerings are set to include high-yield money market accounts, debit cards, checks, and loan services. Musk’s endgame? An ecosystem that empowers users to send money worldwide instantly and in real-time.
However, this transformation is not without its challenges. Elon Musk must convince users of the necessity of such an all-encompassing platform while gaining their trust with their financial lives.
The vision of X as an “everything app” resonates with the rise of super apps like WeChat in China, which provide users with access to a myriad of services, from shopping to transportation.
As X positions itself to revolutionize the financial industry, Musk’s audacious endeavor promises to change the way we handle money, potentially eliminating the need for traditional banking as we know it.
The world watches with bated breath to see if Musk’s bold vision will become a reality.
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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