Twitter is in the process of creating a feature that will enable users to hide the blue checkmark, which is given upon subscribing to its Blue service. Alessandro Paluzzi, an app researcher, discovered a screen that shows the company working on a verification settings control panel.
In addition to the option to hide their tweet likes and their list of subscriptions within the app, Twitter is also looking to add the ability to conceal blue checkmarks. These developments appear to be a subtle critique of its own products, but they may be beneficial for Twitter users who prefer to keep their interests private.
Implementation of the ability to hide the checkmark has been in the works for some time, and soon Twitter Blue subscribers will have access to a new toggle to hide their blue tick.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) July 20, 2023
Twitter Blue checkmark will soon be hidden
The Twitter blue tick toggle will also provide a warning that certain activities may still indicate that you are a paid user, such as posting longer tweets or using text editing features. It also mentions that disabling the checkmark might result in losing access to other Blue features.
Given that the feature is currently in development, there is clearly a demand for it, and with the latest developments, Twitter appears to be on the verge of launching it. In addition, Twitter is working on allowing users to choose whether their likes and subscriptions are visible within the app.
In addition to hiding the checkmark, the new toggles will enable users to conceal their likes tab and remove their information from Twitter’s API feed. They will also have the option to keep their subscriptions private, allowing them to subscribe to any content of interest without fear of judgment.
Depending on the page within the website, the blue verified checkmark can make users stand out, similar to having an NFT profile image. If a tweet from a Twitter Blue user garners significant attention, the comments are likely to include jokes about how “this mf paid for Twitter,” and there are even tools available to block all subscribers.
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