Twitter is quite a popular social media platform among many users. The social media app has been undergoing renovation after Elon Musk took over the app in October 2022. Many new features have been launched on the app, and some reports state that Elon Musk has also laid off many employees from the company.
According to ExpressVPN, Twitter currently has 1,800 employees, which is less than the platform had in 2012. Additionally, there has been a prediction that Twitter will lose a massive chunk of its global users by the end of 2024. We are yet to determine whether the changes made to the app will salvage the situation for Twitter or not. However, the app is still going strong as of right now.
After Elon Musk acquired Twitter, the platform changed a lot. It is a fact that social media platform face changes almost every couple of months, and it is not uncommon for companies to introduce new features for apps. However, Twitter has remained consistent in its functioning other than working on providing a better user experience. So here are some of the significant changes to Twitter after Elon Musk took over the app.
There have been multiple changes that were introduced to Twitter after Elon Musk acquired the company. One of Musk’s most important decisions was to lay off more than two-thirds of Twitter employees to reorganize the team.
Additionally, Musk has also removed the previous blue verification system and has introduced a newer one. Now users can get blue, gold, or silver badges based on the kind of account that they operate.
For example, all government-related accounts will get a silver badge, all brands and companies will get a gold badge, and all personal accounts will get a blue badge if they are subscribed to Twitter Blue. Twitter Blue is a paid subscription service that will allow users to get a blue verification badge for their accounts. Users can also access other perks and features, such as editing and bookmarking tweets if they want to. It is also notable that users who had a blue verification badge before the change can still have the badge on their accounts. However, this could also change as Elon warns to remove the feature.
Another change that Musk introduced was the reinstation of banned Twitter accounts. Some of the accounts that were reinstated are the accounts of Kanye West, Donald Trump, and Andrew Tate. These accounts were previously banned due to a breach of Twitter policies. Twitter has also maintained its privacy policies, but any doxxing activities have been removed from Twitter so that users can not share other’s locations. Musk also stated that any accounts that share the live locations of other users would get their tweets removed.
Twitter is still changing, and many are trying to determine Elon Musk’s end goal for Twitter. Even though the app is doing well, most Twitter users are feeling mixed about all these sudden changes to the app. Additionally, the way former Twitter personnel was handled is not sitting right with netizens as well. Many netizens are also excited to see the trajectory of the social media platform after all these changes.