Elon Musk says that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different coloured check marks to accounts next week
Twitter verified service next week: Musk
Twitter Inc is planning to roll out its verified service next Friday with different coloured checks for individuals, companies and governments after a botched initial launch led to a surge in users impersonating celebrities and brands on the platform.
Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday allotted colours for the categories – gold for companies, grey for governments and a blue check for individuals including celebrities.
“Painful, but necessary,” he said, adding that verified accounts will be manually authenticated before a check is activated.
The revamped $US8 ($A12)-per-month service will allow individuals to have a smaller, secondary logo of their organisations if verified by them, he said in another tweet on Friday.