Twitter announces new ‘official’ label as Musk says platform hit all-time high of active users

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Twitter hit a record number of active users on Thursday, shortly after the platform announced it was using an “official” tag as an extra layer of account authenticity.

“Hit the highest number of active users of all time today,” Musk tweeted, repeating his previous statements about the company’s success under his ownership. An internal document recently claimed that daily active user growth topped 250 million in the first week of Musk’s leadership.

“Twitter’s user base has grown significantly worldwide since the deal was announced,” Musk wrote on Sunday. “And these are very early days. As Twitter becomes by far the most trusted source of truth, it will be indispensable.”

Also Read :  AZ Big Media 15 ways to know if you should keep going or pivot your business

With the increase in active users, there has been more concern about Musk’s new $7.99 subscription service that allows ordinary users to have blue ticks next to their name. The blue tick feature was previously only given to celebrities and other officials.

BIDEN ASKED IF ELON MUSK IS A ‘THREAT’ TO NATIONAL SECURITY, SAYS RELATIONSHIP ‘WORTH LOOKING’

“To combat impersonation, we’ve added the ‘Official’ label to some accounts,” Twitter’s support account tweeted Friday morning.

Also Read :  2023 Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship on Entrepreneurship for young African students & recent graduates.

The “official” label appears to distinguish those who have been verified by Twitter from those who pay for a Twitter Blue subscription. Famous Twitter users with blue ticks are expected to lose them as Twitter Blue continues to roll out.

TWITTER ADDS ‘OFFICIAL’ TAGS TO SELECT VERIFIED ACCOUNTS — THEN CHANGE COURSE

Support Twitter profile

The “Official” tag was seen on the Twitter account on Friday morning.

The “official” label was introduced two days earlier on Wednesday, but was removed from the platform. Musk noted that he “killed it” because “the blue check will be a great leveler,” but it appears to be the other way around.

Also Read :  FTX bankruptcy is 'somebody running a company that's just dumb-as-f___ing greedy,' says Mark Cuban

Official tags are intended to indicate whether an account has been independently authenticated by Twitter.

Elon Musk wears a t-shirt and speaks

SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a joint T-Mobile and SpaceX event on August 25, 2022 in Boca Chica Beach, Texas. (Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FOX BUSINESS APP

In a separate tweet, Musk said that “Twitter will be doing a lot of stupid things in the coming months” as the company grows under his leadership.

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Articles

Back to top button