Twitter To Launch New ‘Verified’ Service Next Week

Elon Musk announces new color system for verified accounts
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 26: In this photo illustration, the Elon Musk’s Twitter account is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on April 26, 2022 in Paris, France. The U.S. multi-billionaire Elon Musk bought the social network Twitter on Monday April 25 for the sum of 44 billion dollars after two weeks of arm wrestling with the company's board of directors. (Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Elon Musk announced Twitter Inc. will launch a new verification service next week.
  • Instead of using blue check marks, Musk said on Friday that Twitter will use a new color system for verified accounts.
  • Gold check marks will be used for companies and government accounts will use gray check marks, he said.
  • Individuals, regardless of whether they are celebrities or not, will receive blue check marks.
  • Manually authenticated accounts will have check marks appended to their account beginning next Friday. Musk did not specify if users will need to pay to be verified.

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