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Mask shocks the tweeters and gives the “blue mark” holders a deadline


Elon Musk has given Twitter employees an ultimatum that they must meet the deadline to turn on the paid authentication service on the network, or pack up and leave the company, RT reported.

The new directive is to change Twitter Blue, the company’s optional $4.99 per month subscription that unlocks additional features for users, to a more expensive subscription.

Twitter plans to charge $19.99 for a new Twitter Blue subscription.

Under the current plan, users whose pages are verified will have 90 days to sign up and pay the new amount, or lose their blue tick. Employees working on the project were told on Sunday that they needed to meet the November 7 deadline to launch the feature, or else they would be fired.

Musk was clear in the months before the Twitter acquisition that he wanted to revamp the way Twitter accounts are verified. On Sunday, he tweeted: “The entire verification process is now being renewed.”

Although only three days into his tenure as Twitter’s CEO, Musk moved quickly to make changes to the network, first by changing his homepage for users who were signed out with the help of Tesla engineers he brought to Twitter. As advisors.

Secondly, it is also planning mass layoffs, targeting middle managers and engineers who have not recently contributed to the code base. Those cuts are expected to begin this week, with managers already creating lists of employees to be fired.

The “Twitter Blue” subscription was launched widely nearly a year ago as a way to display ad-free content from some publishers, and make other modifications to the app.

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