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21 Apr, 2023
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It seems that Twitter has officially discontinued its traditional blue check marks, which were among the few remaining symbols of the pre-Elon Musk period.

Twitter's blue check verification badges were originally introduced to help curb impersonations and spam on the platform, and were given out for free to journalists, celebrities, and other public officials. However, the social media giant had announced that these legacy blue checks would be discontinued on April 1st, 2023.

However, on April 11th, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and one of the most popular figures on Twitter, took to the platform to announce that the end date for the legacy checks had been moved to April 20th, also known as 4/20. This date holds significance for some due to its association with cannabis, which some speculate may be related to the fact that Twitter is now owned by a relatively young CEO.

With the expiration of the legacy blue checks, Twitter will only be providing verification badges to paid users and businesses, government entities, and officials. These verified accounts will display a label that reads "This account is verified because they are subscribed to Twitter Blue and verified their phone number" when clicked on.

However, some users have already reported experiencing issues with the new system and others who have noticed their blue check marks disappearing altogether.

Under Musk's leadership, Twitter has been diligent in removing the legacy check marks from even the most high-profile figures, including Pope Francis. Despite some users expressing frustration with the changes, it seems that Twitter is committed to streamlining its verification process and preventing the misuse of the platform.