Twitter now lets paying Blue subscribers hide their shame

Now rebranded as “X,” Twitter has decided to play hide and seek with verified checkmarks. Elon Musk’s pet project has gone full Hogwarts, allowing its paid users to make their blue ticks disappear. Poof! Just like that. Last year, Twitter (or should I say X, or maybe Ex-Twitter?) introduced this paid verification malarkey with the launch of Twitter Blue, which, in the spirit of keeping things confusing, is now called XBlue. Image: KnowTechie The company’s help page, appropriately titled ‘About Twitter Blue,’ has been updated to say that even if you decide to play this hide-and-seek game with your checkmark, it might still pop up in some places. They didn’t bother elaborating on these mysterious “places,” but who doesn’t love a good mystery? .stk-7104045{box-shadow:0 0 0 2px rgba(120,120,120,0.1) !important}.stk-7104045-container{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important}.stk-7104045-container:before{background-color:#f3f3f3 !important} .stk-fff85bd{margin-left:-20px !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child{opacity:0.7 !important}.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child,.stk-fff85bd .stk–svg-wrapper .stk–inner-svg svg:last-child :is(g,path,rect,polygon,ellipse){fill:var(–stk-global-color-56583,#911d9c) !important} .stk-75422ff{margin-left:-17px !important}.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important;font-weight:300 !important;font-style:normal !important;font-family:”Golos Text”,Sans-serif !important}@media screen and (max-width:1023px){.stk-75422ff .stk-block-text__text{font-size:16px !important}}“As a subscriber, you can choose to hide your checkmark on your account. The check mark will be hidden on your profile and posts. The checkmark may still appear in some places and some features could still reveal you have an active subscription. Some features may not be available while your checkmark is hidden. We will continue to evolve this feature to make it better for you,” the help page states. The idea is that this will let users enjoy the perks of a subscription without flashing their verified status around. The hide-and-seek…Twitter now lets paying Blue subscribers hide their shame

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