How to know if someone is paying for Twitter verified

know if someone is paying for Twitter verified

If at this point you have not found out that the Twitter verified is paid , it is that you have been stuck in a bunker isolated from the world. Elon Musk has bought the social network, and has come to power with a large list of changes that has turned everything upside down. Like, for example, paying to have the blue verified . But does this mean that everyone can have it? Can I know who has paid?

The troubles of the blue tick

Twitter Blue Verificacion pago

Charging $8 to have an ID on the social network may seem better or worse, the problem is that it completely undermines the function for which it was originally created. That is the general opinion that the majority of veteran Twitter users are having, who know that anyone with the power to get the long-awaited verification could cheat on the social network.

Said and done. A few days ago we saw one when what seemed to be the official Nintendo account in the United States published an image of Mario doing a comb. As you can imagine, Nintendo’s neat history makes it impossible for said tweet to be true, and it is that we were indeed facing a case of identity theft made up with the verified account icon.

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Jason Schreier
Can’t imagine why all the advertisers are pulling out of Twitter lmao
November 9, 2022 • 23:14



The account turned out to be a fake account called @nlintendoofus (where the supposed i is an L) that basically paid for the blue check to appear as an official account, something that quickly confused users who believed that Nintendo had broken its principles for the first time. time in history. It was not so.

This example shows how dangerous it can be to give up freedom to get account verification, so Twitter came up with a solution.

Twitter’s crappy solution

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In the service offices they thought that there was nothing better than placing a second verification seal that they themselves would place on accounts that have been checked and verified by themselves. Wait, isn’t this what they used to do for free? What is the use of paying 8 dollars then? As you can imagine, the networks mocked the feature the moment it went public, forcing Musk and his team to pull it due to its ridiculousness. Are you getting the urge to delete your Twitter account? Calm.

How to know if you pay for the verified

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After the ridicule of the double verified, Twitter is now offering a simple and practical function that will let you know if the verification is “deserved” for having notoriety or if, on the contrary, the account is paying for the Twitter Blue service.

To find out, you just have to enter the user’s profile and click on the verified icon . A pop-up box will appear informing if the account received verification because it has notoriety in the government, news, entertainment or other designated category” or if it is a Twitter Blue subscriber . The first option means that the account passed through the hands of the Twitter technical service and was validated after being verified in a human way.

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In the case of having the second explanation, it would mean that this account pays the monthly fee and that it is verified simply because it releases money every month. Does this mean it’s an untrustworthy account? Not at all, but you should be more careful in what you tweet if it’s the first time you get to it.

A Chrome extension

Twitter verificado plug-in

The funniest thing is that someone seems to have done the job of Twitter correctly, and that is that they have created a Chrome extension that makes everything easier for you. With the name of 8 dollars, this extension is in charge of checking the type of verification of the account you are visiting, and in the case of being a paid account, it will place the Paid for Verification icon so that you quickly know that it is a It has Twitter Blue.

To install this extension you just have to do the following:

  • Visit the Chrome extensions section, activate developer mode.
  • Download the extension at the following link.
  • Unzip the .zip.
  • Click on “Load unzipped” in the Chrome extensions section and select the package you have downloaded.
  • Activate the extension and you’re done.