Subscription to Twitter Blue requires phone number verification and is a step in the right direction –

Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, a lot has been happening on Twitter. The microblogging company has made many changes to its paid blue subscription service in recent weeks. Now, Twitter has reintroduced the premium subscription for those who want to subscribe to a blue tier. The microblogging app now requires users to verify their phone number in case they want to sign up for Twitter Blue.

This is a welcome step as we have seen several bots and impostors acquire Twitter Blue and take advantage of their verified accounts. For those unaware, Twitter verification was abused by several impersonators, as Musk made verified accounts part of Twitter Blue and anyone with a Twitter Blue subscription could earn a verified badge. Last month, an American pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly and Co, lost billions of dollars when a tweet from a fake verified account was posted.

Linking phone numbers to the Twitter account should reduce these types of scams. Additionally, Twitter has made a few more changes that should help businesses. Let’s take a look at the other changes that have been added recently.

Twitter Introduces Gold Ticks for Businesses

Twitter has relaunched its Twitter Blue subscription and is keeping the blue verification badge exclusive to its Blue subscribers. Along with Twitter Blue, the social media giant has also introduced a new subscription tier: Blue for Business. As the name suggests, the Blue for Business subscription is aimed at businesses and will help businesses earn a verified badge.

As part of the Blue for Business subscription, companies will be assigned a Gold verification badge along with their profile. These different colored badges should also help keep businesses safe from impostors and scammers, as one person cannot acquire a gold badge. For those who don’t know, last month an American pharmaceutical company, Eli Lilly and Co, lost billions of dollars when a tweet from a fake verified account was posted.

Twitter says it is currently testing Blue for Business and will remain exclusive to corporate entities. The microblogging site has not disclosed the price of the Blue for Business subscription.

Twitter will increase the character limit for tweets to 4,000

Twitter, in November 2017, announced that it will support up to 280 characters for a Tweet. For those who don’t know, until November 2017 since its creation, Twitter allowed users to include only 140 characters in a Tweet. However, with Musk taking over Twitter, the tweet character limit will also change.

Elon Musk, in a conversation about TwitterHe said the company will increase the character limit on tweets to 4,000 words, meaning you’ll soon be able to write essays on Twitter without turning it into a thread.

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