Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to announce that Twitter’s legacy blue checkmarks will be discontinued on April 20th, leaving the paid option as the only choice for most users.
This move follows Twitter’s introduction of paid verification for most users and businesses, which was implemented after Musk acquired the company. There are now several types of checkmarks and badges available, including those for government entities, media entities, and state-run media.
Unfortunately, users who preferred the old-style pre-Musk checkmark will be disappointed, as it will no longer be available after April 20th.
Musk’s tweet indicates that the final date for removing the legacy blue checks is 4/20, so users who still have them should take note and consider upgrading to the paid version if they wish to maintain their verified status on the platform.