Do you want to find out if a Twitter account is actually verified or has paid for Twitter Blue to get the verification badge? If yes, in this read, you will learn working methods to spot and differentiate between actually verified vs paid for blue checks profiles on Twitter. Read on.
How to Spot Verified vs. Twitter Blue Profiles in Chrome
Update: Twitter has temporarily suspended the $8 Blue subscription after fake accounts cropped up.
After Elon Musk took charge of Twitter, it’s giving a blue check mark to all users that subscribe to the Twitter Blue plan for $8 per month. However, it does not alter the platform’s long-lasting status symbol as the check mark symbol is now divided between two categories: one is those accounts that were officially verified for being “notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category” and the other are those accounts that paid for the checkmark by subscribing Twitter Blue service.
That said, at the end of the day, both categories’ accounts will have the same check mark symbol which makes it difficult for the normal user to find the difference between them. In this article, we have added the ways by which you can spot the accounts that are actually verified and who paid for verification on Twitter.
Method 1- Click on the Badge to Check
You can easily spot if an account is actually verified or has paid for verification on the Twitter website and mobile app by tapping on the check mark. Follow the below steps to check it.
Step 1: Open a Twitter account profile.
Step 2: Click on the badge and check the information displayed in popup.
Twitter will show if the account is verified because it’s subscribed to Twitter Blue or it’s notable in government, news, entertainment, or another designated category.
Method 2- Check for the Official Badge
You can also check for the official badge which is only applicable to the actually verified users. The badge is currently available only to brands as of now but it’s expanding its coverage to more accounts. Follow the below steps to check for the official badge.
Step 1: Open an account profile on Twitter.
Step 2: Check for the Official Badge below the account’s username.
You will also see the “Official” badge under the username in tweets made by these accounts.
Method 3- Chrome Extension to Find Twitter Blue vs Verified Users
A Chrome extension called Eight Dollars adds a label under the user’s profile that tells if an account is “actually verified” or “paid for verification”. It will work on all Chromium-based browsers including Google Chrome, Edge, and Brave. Follow the below steps to check using the extension.
Step 1: Download the Eight Dollars extension from this link.
Step 2: Once downloaded, unzip the folder.
Step 3: Open the Google Chrome on your PC.
Step 4: Visit chrome://extensions and turn on the toggle next to Developer Mode.
Step 5: Click on the Load Unpacked button.
Step 6: Select the file you have unzipped and tap on Select Folder to add the extension on the browser.
Step 7: Now, head over to the Twitter profile you want to check.
It will show with a label stating whether it’s “Actually Verified” or “Paid for Verification.”
Method 4- Use Filter to Separate Twitter Blue and Verified Users
You can also use the Twitter search filter to find accounts that are specifically Twitter Blue verified. Follow the below steps to find them.
Step 1: Open Twitter on your device.
Step 2: In the search box, type filter:blue_verified -filter:verified and hit enter.
Step 3: Twitter will now show all the top results from the accounts that are not verified but subscribed to Twitter Blue in order to get the badge.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do You Get a Blue Checkmark With Twitter Blue?
Yes, with the new Twitter Blue subscription, you will get the same blue or white badge that was previously available only for verified accounts.
Q. Can You Buy a Blue Tick on TWITTER?
Yes, as soon as you buy the new Twitter Blue subscription for $7.99 per month, you will get the blue tick on your account.
This was how you can find and differentiate between actually verified vs. users who have paid for Twitter Blue on Twitter. I hope the above article helped you in finding whether an account is really verified or paid for Twitter Blue to get the badge on Twitter. Stay tuned for more such tips, tricks, and how-tos.