X (Twitter) Blue subscribers can now hide their verification checkmarks if they want

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The concept of verified accounts has been a hallmark of social media platforms, symbolizing authenticity and credibility.
X's Blue subscribers (Twitter) can now hide their verification checkmarks

Social media giant X, formerly known as Twitter, has rolled out a new feature that allows paid users to hide their verification checkmarks. Just last year, the Elon Musk-owned company introduced paid verification with the Twitter Blue relaunch.

Under the Twitter Blue umbrella, subscribers gained access to a host of premium features aimed at enhancing their overall engagement on the platform. The concept of verified accounts has been a hallmark of social media platforms, symbolizing authenticity and credibility.

However, X has now taken a unique approach by empowering its paid subscribers to exercise greater control over their online presence. This decision aligns seamlessly with the company’s dedication to offering a more tailored and personalized experience to its users.

Users who opt for this service can now choose to hide their verification checkmarks, allowing them to enjoy the advantages of their subscription while maintaining a lower profile. Although, however, that X has hinted at certain instances where the checkmark may still be visible, though specific details regarding these exceptions remain undisclosed.

The company’s blog post said,

As a subscriber, you can choose to hide your checkmark on your account. The checkmark 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 however is not a surprise as in March, the app reverse engineer, Alessandro Paluzzi revealed that Twitter is working on a feature to hide checkmarks with ID verification. While some users have expressed concerns about whether this aligns with the desires of Twitter Blue subscribers, particularly regarding their privacy.

Users who wish to take advantage of this newfound control over their verification status can easily do so through the “Profile customization” section of their account settings. As the social media landscape continues to evolve, X’s decision to allow paid users to hide their verification checkmarks might just be setting a precedent for other platforms to consider similar user-focused features.

This move not only positions X as a forward-thinking industry player but also reflects its dedication to fostering an environment where users can curate their online presence in a manner that aligns with their preferences.

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X’s Blue Subscribers (Twitter) have been in for a treat

X's Blue subscribers can now hide their verification checkmarks

There was a point when it was difficult to distinguish between the original verified accounts of renowned individuals and those that had earned verification by payment and had lawfully received it from Twitter.

Twitter then decided to discontinue the existing legacy verification badges in April. This decision, however, was eventually reversed, and verification badges were reinstated for high-profile users, regardless of whether they had paid for the privilege or not.

Since then the company has been pushing for its Blue option, introducing several features. These included an expansion of the character limit for posts, an increase in the maximum video upload duration to 3 hours, a reduction in the frequency of advertisements displayed on users’ timelines, and, most recently, the introduction of ad revenue sharing for users who subscribe to the platform.

These measures were put in place with the aim of encouraging users to engage more actively on the platform by posting and sharing content.


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