Twitter declares new ‘official’ label as Elon Musk says platform hit an all-time high of active clients
- November 11, 2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Twitter hit an all-time high of active users on Thursday, not long after the platform declared they were using an “official” name as an additional layer of authenticity to accounts.
“Hit all-time high of active users today,” Musk tweeted, repeating his previous comments about the organization’s success under his ownership. An internal document recently claimed that daily active user growth crossed 250 million in the first week of Musk’s leadership.
“Twitter user numbers have increased significantly around the world since the deal was announced,” Musk wrote on Sunday. “And these are very early days. As Twitter becomes by far the most reliable source of truth, it will be indispensable.”
With an expansion in active users, there have been more worries about Musk’s new $7.99 subscription service that permits ordinary clients to have blue check-marks close to their name. The blue check-mark feature highlight was beforehand simply given to celebrities and other official figures.
“To combat impersonation, we’ve added an “Official” label to some accounts,” the Twitter Support account tweeted Friday morning.
The “official” label seems to recognize the individuals who were authenticated by Twitter versus the people who pay for the Twitter Blue subscription. Popular Twitter clients with blue check-marks are supposed to lose them as Twitter Blue proceeds with its rollout.
The “official” label was presented two days earlier on Wednesday, yet was provoked taken out from the platform. Musk had commented that he “killed it” since “blue check will be the great leveler,” however that seems to have been turned around.
The official labels are expected to assign whether Twitter has independently verified the authenticity of the account.
In a different tweet, that’s what musk said “Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months,” as the organization develops under his direction.