The blue tilde on Twitter, or X according to its new name, is in the news again. On this occasion, it was learned that a new feature now allows subscribers to hide the blue check mark after its last update. The changes in Elon Musk’s social network follow one after the other and users have new functionalities every day. The possibility of hiding your verified is the most recent, although it will certainly not be the last.
While it is something that seems to go against Musk’s idea about the blue check mark, it can be hidden in posts and from the profile. However, there will be functions in which it could be revealed that you are a verified user, as this is a tool that is still under development. Previously, the blue check mark indicating that an account was verified was something prized and sought after by all, as it had to be requested from the old Twitter. Since the verified is obtained through a paid subscription, it seems to have lost value to the point of having to offer the option to hide the blue check mark on the profile.
Why is the option to hide the blue check mark offered on Twitter?
It has not been clearly specified why this option has been incorporated in the profile of the subscribers of the so-called Twitter Blue. The specific message posted in the help section of the social network was as follows: “As a subscriber you can choose to hide your verification mark on your account. The check mark will be hidden on your profile and posts. The checkmark may still appear in some places and some features may still reveal that you have an active subscription. Some features may not be available while your checkmark is hidden. We will continue to evolve this feature to make it better for you.”
This message does not explain the reason for enabling the possibility of hiding the blue check mark on Twitter. According to this message, this is a feature that will continue to be developed, so surely the goal is that the check mark will be completely hidden. However, Twitter Blue does not only imply having the blue check mark, but also offers other tools that are difficult to hide. Some of them, for example, are a greater number of characters for publications, the possibility of making several edits to tweets and the publication of videos in full HD quality and of longer duration.
What is the future of Elon Musk’s social network?
Continuous modifications, such as the possibility of hiding the blue check mark on Twitter, have failed to improve the reputation of the social network. Since Elon Musk’s purchase, it has been in the news every week due to the service crashes, the back and forth in the brand’s decisions and the inconvenience that all this generates for users. The name change to X has not been well received, and offering the option to hide the verified one shows that Twitter Blue’s objectives have not been achieved.