Twitter will roll out gold and gray verification marks in addition to the blue ones, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet after halting the rollout earlier this week.
“Gold mark for companies, gray mark for governments, blue mark for individuals (famous or not). Painful, but necessary,” Musk said in a tweet.
All verified accounts will be manually validated before the token is activated, Musk said.
“Individuals may have a small secondary logo to indicate they belong to an organization if verified as such by that organization,” Musk said in another tweet, adding that he would provide a longer explanation this week. future.
The company had discontinued its recently announced blue tick subscription service after fake accounts mushroomed, and had said the in-demand blue tick subscription service would resume on November 29.
The blue badge was previously reserved for verified accounts of politicians, celebrities, journalists and other public figures.