It became known how much the “blue tick” of verification on Twitter costs. The first to know about the price were users of the App Store, where the subscription to the service appeared, informs CNBC.
“Updates made available on the App Store have confirmed that users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue and receive a blue tick for $7.99 per month,” the channel’s website said.
The service is currently available to users in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK and New Zealand.
Esther Crawford, Twitter’s director of product management, said the new subscription isn’t available to everyone yet, but a “small group” may already see the platform update.
“The new Blue hasn’t launched yet, but some people may see us making updates because we’re testing and making changes in real time,” she wrote.
The innovation appeared thanks to Elon Musk. He bought Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October.
Musk has previously criticized the current system, which only blue-ticks or acknowledges known users—politicians, journalists, executives, and organizations.
He stated that he plans to give “power to the people” by offering Twitter Blue for $8 a month.
The day before, Musk had tweeted that Twitter Blue would roll out globally as soon as it was confirmed to work in the initial list of countries.
An earlier report by The Verge said that Musk is considering charging up to $19.99 a month for subscriptions.
Historically, the blue checkmark has become a symbol of verification. It lets readers know that the account is genuine. Other social networks and search engines have similar verification systems