Twitter’s Blue Tick Seemingly Again for A number of Accounts With Tens of millions of Followers

In a stunning flip of occasions, Twitter has restored verification badges on a number of high-profile superstar accounts with tens of millions of followers, simply days after the microblogging platform culled the legacy blue checkmarks for non-paying customers.

The transfer assumes significance as Indian celebrities and prime politicians from Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi misplaced verified blue ticks on their Twitter accounts this week after Elon Musk-led microblogging web site began eradicating checkmark icons from accounts that didn’t pay a subscription payment.

The coveted blue ticks have now made a stunning comeback on accounts of those celebrities. High cricketers resembling Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli who misplaced the blue tick mark on their Twitter handles, have additionally obtained them again.

It was not instantly clear whether or not or not these accounts have paid for the verification.

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah – who obtained the blue tick again on his Twitter deal with – tweeted that he didn’t pay for it.

“Apparently I’ve paid for Twitter Blue & given them a cellphone quantity to confirm besides that I have not. Mr Musk are you paying for mine as effectively?” Abdullah tweeted.

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai took to Twitter to precise her shock and delight at getting the blue tick reinstated.

“I do not know what occurred however I am comfortable to have my blue tick again so everybody is aware of I’m nonetheless Malala,” she tweeted.

Whereas there isn’t any official phrase from Twitter on the reinstated blue ticks, the corporate is reportedly restoring the verified standing for accounts with excessive follower depend.

In reality, accounts of some international celebrities who’re no extra, like Chadwick Boseman, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson, too have gotten the blue tick again.

Earlier this week, Twitter started eradicating the test mark, which had for years meant that Twitter had verified the identification of the person behind an account, from the profiles of 1000’s of celebrities, politicians and journalists. This led among the greatest and hottest names shedding the blue tick mark on their Twitter handles.

Nonetheless, a couple of high-profile personalities together with American creator Stephen King, US skilled basketball participant LeBron James and legendary actor William Shatner, ended up retaining their blue tick as Musk introduced he’ll personally pay for these accounts. 

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