The Blue Subscription modality, previously known as Twitter Blue, already allows you to hide the blue badge granted with your monthly or annual fee. This badge indicates that the user who owns it is verified by the social network.
Until the purchase of Twitter which is now X by Elon Musk, the current owner of the social media the blue badge was awarded based on criteria such as relevance to public debate, that is, it was worn by famous people, the media, or entities to avoid counterfeit accounts.
It was in November of last year when this brand became part of the premium platform version. In this way, it was evident who had paid to have it – and, therefore, who were Twitter Blue subscribers – and who was not.
Consumer products consultant Parker Ortolani has discovered that users with this badge can decide whether to show or hide it from their profiles. This is as he has verified in the Verification section and that the engineering expert announced last March, that Alessandro Paluzzi has accepted the reverse.
Once inside this tab, included among the Blue options, X has introduced a clarification explaining that it is possible to “show or hide the blue verification mark of the profile”, as it has shown with a screenshot of the interface.
The Xhelp Center web page includes a section explaining that the check mark will be hidden on both profiles and posts. However, it may appear in some places, and “some features may reveal” that these users have an active subscription.
In addition, some Blue Subscription features may no longer be available while the check mark is hidden from subscriber profiles.