Twitter Says Users Must Be Verified to Access TweetDeck

By Reuters
July 4, 2023Science & Tech
Twitter Says Users Must Be Verified to Access TweetDeck
The Twitter logo outside the offices in New York on Nov. 9, 2022. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Twitter users will soon need to be verified in order to use TweetDeck, the social media company said in a tweet on Monday.

The change will take effect in 30 days, the company said.

Twitter made the announcement in a tweet detailing an improved version of TweetDeck with new features. It was unclear if Twitter will charge users for both the new and old version of TweetDeck. Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Charging for TweetDeck, which was previously free and is widely used by businesses and news organizations to easily monitor content, could bring a revenue boost to Twitter.

The move comes just days after Musk said that both verified and unverified users would have a limited number of posts they could read per day “to address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.”

Individuals must pay $8 per month to verify their accounts, while organizations pay $1,000 per month.