Popular social media platform, Twitter is making plans to start billing $20 a month for users to stay verified on the application.
The company also plans to raise its optional $4.99-a-month premium subscription called Twitter Blue to $19.99 a month. However, that price is subject to change, The Verge reported, citing internal correspondence and people familiar with the matter.
This is part of a premium service that will be rolled out under Elon Musk’s leadership, according to a report.
“The whole verification process is being revamped right now,” Musk, who took over as the CEO of the social media platform Friday, October 28, tweeted Sunday, October 30.
Twitter will add more features, including verification, to bring its subscription up to par with the cost hike.
Elon Musk plans to make verified users pay money to keep their verified status.
Existing verified users have 90 days to subscribe to the new Twitter Blue after its launch or they’ll lose their blue checkmarks, according to The Verge.
The current Twitter Blue launched about a year ago and offers subscribers a way to view ad-free articles from some publishers as well as additional customization settings.