Twitter will require phone number verification to purchase a Twitter Blue subscription • TechCrunch


After announcing the relaunch of Twitter Blue this weekend, Twitter updated its terms to require phone number verification for users who wish to purchase the subscription. The company said that if you don’t verified your phone numberyou will be prompted to do so when purchasing the subscription plan.

Additionally, the Company may also restrict users who have changed their nickname (username), display name, or profile picture within the last seven days from purchasing the Twitter Blue subscription.

“Twitter accounts that have not been active in the past 30 days or have changed their profile picture, display name, or username (aka @handle) in the past seven days may also not be able to sign up. Subscribers will also need a verified phone number,” the company’s updated terms said.

This is in addition to the previous requirement that newly created accounts cannot sign up for Twitter Blue for 90 days. Twitter said people who sign up for the Twitter Blue plan may not see the checkmark immediately because it plans to check the account for breaches. its requirements for verification. In addition to the conditions mentioned above, these requirements state that the account must not show “signs of deception or deception” and must not engage in “platform manipulation and spamming”.

“All features of Twitter Blue will be available immediately, except for the blue checkmark, which may take time to appear to ensure that reviewing subscribed accounts meets all requirements,” Twitter said on the FAQ page. from Twitter Blue.

Last month, Musk mentioned that all accounts being verified will be verified manually — which was exactly the process Twitter followed with legacy verification.

All of these steps are aimed at preventing identity theft and spam. When Elon Musk’s version of Twitter Blue with a verification mark first launched in November, a ton of accounts started impersonating the brands, celebrities, and athletes. The chaos caused by this forced Musk to put the program on hold until there were measures in place to prevent it from happening again.



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