Twitter is trying to launch its blue check service again, a month after the previous attempt failed.
Twitter said it will allow users to purchase a subscription to the “Blue Twitter” service to get the blue tick and access to special features starting Monday.
Initially, the blue tick was awarded to companies, celebrities, government agencies, and journalists who were verified by the platform.
And after Elon Musk bought the platform for $44 billion last October, he launched a service that gives blue verification to anyone for $8 a month. But it was inundated with fraudulent accounts, including those impersonating Musk, Tesla and SpaceX, so Twitter suspended the service a few days after it launched.
The restarted service will cost $8/month for web users and $11/month for iPhone users.
And Twitter says subscribers to the service will see fewer ads, post longer video clips, and better highlight their tweets.