Twitter might introduce a new option that lets users hide their Twitter Blue checkmark, according to developer Alessandro Paluzzi. The feature would allow Twitter Blue subscribers to keep their profile’s Blue status hidden unless they write a long tweet or use Blue-only features. Twitter has not officially confirmed the feature’s release, and its spokesperson is unavailable for comment after the company disbanded its communications team.
The potential release of the feature comes as Twitter starts the global rollout of Twitter Blue and also plans to remove legacy verified checkmarks on April 1st, which Elon Musk called “corrupt” in November. The new feature would also allow users to keep their tweets separate from their employer’s views and avoid confusion with celebrity namesakes. Other features that Blue has include post editing, longer tweets, and more exposure to other people, which is still yet to be released.
While it is unclear whether Twitter will make the checkmark-hiding feature widely available, it could potentially reduce the value of the Blue tick if it’s inconsistently visible. Twitter also introduced gold and grey checkmarks for business and government accounts, which are the highest-level badges. The gold badge costs $1,000 a month with an additional fee of $50/month for linked accounts.