Danish Kapoor
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X gives blue ticks to accounts with more than 2500 Premium followers

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X, owned by Elon Musk, suddenly gave blue ticks to some prominent journalists and other popular users. This unexpected development caused users who received blue ticks to with his shares appeared. A post by Peter Kafka, one of the names in question, shows that the blue ticks were not given by accident: “As an influential member of the X community, we have offered you a free subscription to X Premium, subject to the terms of use.”

by Elon Musk, owner of X sharing It also provides a clearer idea about the subject. Those who have more than 2500 blue tick followers get Premium features without paying any fee. When this number exceeds 5000, Premium+ subscription is offered free of charge.

Before this, blue ticks were only offered free of charge to accounts with more than 1 million followers. This new move seems to aim to highlight influential users whose number of followers is not very large.

The prominence of X Premium subscribers' shares pushed valuable information to the background

So what triggered this move? Looks like X needs more blue tick journalists. Following recent events such as the Taiwan earthquake, local elections in Turkey, and the bridge collapse in Baltimore, USA, some users stated that X was no longer a major news source as it was when it was called Twitter.

Since posts from blue-ticked accounts are highlighted in The new blue tick expansion aims to prevent this situation and make valuable information easier to spot.

Danish Kapoor