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Twitter reinstates blue ticks for some handles

Twitter has reinstated blue ticks for some handles!

It emerges that the microblogging company CEO Elon Musk has only restored the blue checks for users that have the highest follower counts, seemingly caving on the $8 subscription issue.

Apparently on Friday and Saturday, a number of celebrities across the globe regained their blue ticks, seemingly without action on their part.

In Pakistan, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, skipper Babar Azam, Mahira Khan and a few others have got their blue ticks back.

Furthermore, former Indian skipper Virat Kohli, former US president Donald Trump and Pope Francis, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman, Malala Yousifzai, and many others have regained their blue tick marks on their respective Twitter handles. 

When the Twitter boss launched a subscription model for verified users a movement called “Block The Blue” was launched.

Subsequently, Musk restored the blue tick for the users propagating the movement or was critical of the new policy.

Many have reacted to the situation by posting on Twitter:


On April 21, Twitter finally started removing “legacy” blue ticks from verified accounts, with some of the world’s best-known figures losing the verification sign.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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