we’re relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday – subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵

when you subscribe you’ll get Edit Tweet, 1080p video uploads, reader mode, and a blue checkmark (after your account has been reviewed)

we’ll begin replacing that “official” label with a gold checkmark for businesses, and later in the week a grey checkmark for government and multilateral accounts

subscribers will be able to change their handle, display name or profile photo, but if they do they’ll temporarily lose the blue checkmark until their account is reviewed again

thanks for your patience as we’ve worked to make Blue better – we’re excited and looking forward to sharing more with you soon!

@Twitter So... I've worked hard for 22 years as a professional footballer and football coach to earn my verification.... so what will happen to my account?

@Twitter Do previously verified users also have to pay?

@Twitter What about existing verified people who were actually verified by humans years ago. Will they too need to pay to remain or will it just be new verifications @elonmusk

@Twitter What about for nonsubs but verified? I need to change my name back to normal so I'm not still #GitHubUniverse for forever Please help!

@Twitter What time does this launch today? Will existing Blue check verified users be given a grace period before their checks disappear (if they do not pay immediately)?

@Twitter I turned off my @verified .I've been censored since onset of purchase and I refuse to pay to be so any more. I gave it two months. I acted in good faith. @verified did not.

@Twitter Since I am waiting on a "pending approval" from Elon, please inform him "Something fundamental is wrong" and "It is a serious concern".