Confusion over the direction of Twitter as a platform has continued after the sign-up option for its Twitter Blue subscription disappeared barely a day after going live and grey “Official” badges returned less than two days after Elon Musk ordered their removal.
On Friday morning, the option to sign up for Twitter Blue, which gives users a blue verification badge if they pay €8 a month had vanished from Twitter’s iOS app despite only being introduced on Thursday.
The blue badges had been created as a way of differentiating between verified accounts which had been awarded them previously by Twitter after being confirmed as authentic and those which had been bought under the new Twitter Blue scheme.
“Without significant subscription revenue, there is a good chance Twitter will not survive the upcoming economic downturn,” he said.
Meanwhile, a number of fake accounts posing as authentic, high-profile figures by using blue checkmarks gained through Twitter Blue have already been reported on the platform.
“It will only take one major incident for every airline to bail on Twitter as a source of customer engagement.”.
Meanwhile, Mr Musk’s only comments have been to say Thursday was “quite the day”, before adding: “Usage of Twitter continues to rise. »