The Verge noticed reports from users that the feature is not available. They received an error message that read: “Thank you for your interest! Twitter Blue will be available in your country in the future. Please check back later.”
The sudden disappearance of the new $7.99 Twitter Blue, which was launched earlier this week, is due to several users buying the confirmation to impersonate brands and celebrities.
As soon as the paid verification feature was introduced, many fake accounts of famous people such as former US President Donald Trump appeared on the app. Some verified accounts even appeared as the game character “Super Mario” and as a Lakers player LeBron James.
Take matters into his own hands Elon Musk tweeted that any account that tries to impersonate someone else will be disabled unless they declare it to be a parody account.
According to The Verge , Twitter even rolled out a new verification badge, a gray check mark that marks accounts as “official,” in an effort to combat the proliferation of fake accounts. Within days, the company introduced the feature and removed it before reintroducing it.
At the same time, this Twitter Blue subscription availability could also be some sort of bug or temporary cancellation while Twitter resolves issues. However, this is all just another example of how chaotic things have been at Twitter since Musk bought it, with features being rolled out and then pulled within days, if not hours.
Musk addressed this situation in a tweet he shared a few days ago, where he wrote: “Twitter is going to do a lot of stupid things in the coming months.”
Source: The Nordic Page