Twitter has delayed the rollout of account verification for its paid subscribers until after the United States midterm elections, being held on 8 November, The New York Times reported, citing an internal post viewed by the publication.
A Twitter employee working on the verification badge responded to the publication that they have "made the decision to move the launch of this release to 9 November, after the election.”
This comes a day after the micro-blogging platform announced its move to roll out the 'blue tick' verification for a monthly fee of $8 per month in the US.
The new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, last week confirmed that the paid verification service will be a part of the Twitter Blue subscription service.
He also confirmed that the subscription prices will be "adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity."
Musk, responding to a user on Twitter, also said that Twitter Blue will hopefully roll out in India in less than a month.
This comes after Twitter laid off almost half of the company’s workforce in the past one week.
Musk tweeted late on 4 November that the cuts were necessary as “unfortunately, there is no choice when the company is losing over $4M/day.”