Twitter, or the social media platform we're now supposed to call “X,” is going through more changes beyond the rebranding Elon Musk initiated last month. The latest change concerns Twitter / X Blue subscribers and something else X has been working on for a few months, namely ID verification.
First things first, Twitter Blue – or X Blue, if you will – subscribers now have the option to hide the checkmarks on their accounts. The blue checkmark next to a username denotes said user's status as a subscriber, but X now allows paid users to hide this logo. X announced this change through its Help Center.
In parallel with this news, it seems like X has resumed work on the ID verification feature. More details below.
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Blue checkmark details and the future of ID verification
According to X, users can enable the option to hide the blue checkmark on their profile and posts through the profile customization page. However, X clarifies that the blue checkmark “may still appear in some places, and some features could still reveal you have an active subscription.”
In addition, the announcement underlines that some features may be unavailable while your subscriber checkmark is hidden. X didn't elaborate on precisely which features might be affected.
As for the ID verification feature, there's no official announcement on the matter, so it's unclear when it will become available, if that. Nevertheless, X user @nima_owji found new evidence that the social media platform resumed work on developing ID verification.
It's worth noting that X started working on this feature a few months ago before Twitter got rebranded. Work on ID verification was apparently put on hold, but it has now resumed.