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Twitter Blue: New Signups For Paid Verification Appear Suspended After Impersonator Chaos


Twitter appears to have disabled new signups for its $8 per month subscriptions that allow users to receive a blue verification badge without actually authenticating their identity, as the rollout of the service triggered a flood of impersonator accounts and sowing chaos and confusion across the platform.

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Although the platform has not issued an official statement about disabling the Twitter Blue service, Forbes has verified that users have not been able to sign up to the service for more than an hour.

The option to sign up for Twitter Blue has vanished for most users on Twitter’s iOS app, where the service launched this week.

Users who could still see an option to sign up for the service reportedly received an error prompt which asks them to check back later as the subscription is not presently available in their country.

This issue seems to be affecting users across the world, including in the U.S., where the service officially launched this week.

Earlier on Friday, the platform announced it was bringing back the gray official badge for some important accounts to combat impersonators, just two days after its rollout was “killed” by the company’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk.

This is a developing story.