What We Know So Far About Twitter’s New Subscription

Twitter is launching a new subscription service for $7.99 a month that allows users to verify their accounts, the company announced in Apple’s app store on Saturday. The feature will be a part of Twitter’s already existing Twitter Blue subscription, which is currently $4.99 and offers paid users additional services.

While it’s not clear when the new subscription model will go live, the company said users will be able to receive a blue check mark, “just like the celebrities, companies and politicians you already follow.”

Twitter’s old verification program launched in 2009, amid pressure to authenticate accounts of public figures and agencies to protect the public.

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has…