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Want to Keep the Blue Checkmark on Twitter? Pay Up

Garrett Wedemire

The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, announced his first project as the owner of the popular media site, a change to how people might receive their blue checkmark.

“The whole verification process is being revamped right now,” Musk tweeted Sunday night.

The SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO is looking to revamp “Twitter Blue,” a $4.99-a-month subscription plan, into a $19.99-a-month plan that verifies users with the famous blue checkmark.

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According to reports, current verified users would have 90 days to sign up for the subscription or lose their blue-check status.

Developers at Twitter have been given the deadline of November 7 to launch this feature with the penalty of being fired.

Many verified users have expressed their frustrations with Musk over this new news:

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