As previously reported, the subscription costs $8 per month when purchased online or $11 per month through the iOS App Store to offset the up to 30 percent commission Apple takes on in-app purchases . This time around, anyone who pays for Blue and wants to show a “verified” tick on their profile must first register a phone number, and if you change your “handle, display name, or profile photo,” the tag will be removed until your account is verified again .
in the a thread on twitter, the company announces that subscribers will get access to the blue profile check mark, as well as a range of features including the ability to edit tweets, upload 1080p videos and access reading mode. The company lists less ads and prioritization in search, and responds with “coming soon”.
Esther Crawford, product manager at Twitter, says the company Adding requirement for phone verification before granting users a blue tick to combat identity theft.