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Twitter exec says there will soon be three types of accounts: official, paid and unlabeled

November9, 2022

Some originally verified accounts will soon sport an "official" label, said exec Esther Crawford,  

while users who pay $7.99 per month for Twitter Blue will get a blue check mark. 

The Twitter Blue subscription service has become a major focus for Musk, who wants the 

platform to become less reliant on advertisers and generate more revenue from subscriptions.

Twitter product executive Esther Crawford revealed details about the way the social network's new verification scheme will work on Tuesday, 

following the company's acquisition by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk in late October.

Some originally verified accounts will soon sport an "official" label, she said, while any user who pays $7.99 per month for Twitter Blue, 

The company's subscription product, will sport a blue check mark. She did not specify what it will take to gain "official" status. 

Musk, who is currently serving as Twitter's CEO and sole director, has criticized Twitter's original verification system,