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New Twitter Accounts Will Not Get Blue Verification for 90 Days

Fri 18 Nov 2022 | 11:00 AM
Omnia Ahmed

Twitter will not let accounts less than 90 days old sign up for its Blue subscription service when it relaunches, The Verge reported on Thursday.

This means that users will not be able to create a new account and instantly get it verified, which could be a bid to cut down on scams and impersonator accounts like the ones that almost immediately plagued the service the first time the updated Blue launched.

The old program did not have a set waiting period, according to an archive of the page provided by the Wayback Machine, but it did have a warning that “Twitter accounts created on or after November 9, 2022, will be unable to subscribe to Twitter Blue at this time.” 

In the same vein, the new Twitter Blue page pointed out that the company “may also impose waiting periods for new accounts in the future in our discretion without notice,” which does add some ambiguity back to the rules around how you can get a blue check mark.