Musk tweeted, “Punting relaunch of Blue Verified until November 29th to ensure that everything is rock solid.
According to Musk, the blue check will be lost if someone changes their verified name “until name is certified by Twitter to fulfil terms of service” with the latest version.
Before, only verified accounts of public figures including journalists, legislators, and well-known people could display the coveted blue check mark. But earlier this week, Twitter launched a membership option that is available to anyone willing to pay in order to increase revenue as Musk battles to keep advertisers.
Twitter Blue will likely “come back end of next week,” according to Tesla’s CEO.
As fraudulent accounts proliferated, Twitter stopped Friday the recently introduced $8 blue check membership service. The transformation happened a week after Musk acquired control of the social media giant in a $44 billion deal.