Unlike before, Twitter is flooded with blue checkmarks making it difficult to spot the legacy verified accounts. A recent update made it worse, grouping Twitter Blue and legacy verified users under the same label, making it impossible to differentiate the two. But fret not as this explainer demonstrates several ways to check if a Twitter user is Legacy Verified or a Twitter Blue subscriber. Additionally, you can set up free 2FA without Twitter Blue.
How to Check if a User Is Legacy Verified or Twitter Blue User
In the early days after Twitter Blue was launched, legacy verified users were labeled as ‘This is a legacy verified account. It may or may not be notable' to separate them from the blue subscription users. However, the recent platform update implanted more confusion by categorizing both under the ‘This account is verified because it's subscribed to Twitter Blue or is a legacy verified account' label.
This situation makes it hard for the visitors whether a specific Twitter user is legacy verified or has purchased the verification badge via Twitter Blue. So the question of how to differentiate between these two kinds of Twitter users remains open, which we will address through these nifty methods. Let's take a look.
Twitter Fact: Legacy verified accounts are those profiles having a verifired checkmark icon, usually provided to notable users such as celebrities, journalists, politicians, etc., after a rigorous inspection. Before Twitter Blue, only these legacy verified accounts had the blue checkmark.
Use Eight Dollars Extension (Free)
The easiest method to spot the difference between a legacy verified and a Twitter blue user is through a free extension called the ‘Eight Dollars'. Once installed, it alters the blue verified checkmark to state whether it is a legacy verified or a paid (subscribed) account. Here's how you can use this extension:
1. Head to the Chrome Web Store and install the Eight Dollars extension.
2. Refresh your Twitter timeline once the installation completes.
3. Now, all the legacy verified Twitter users will be marked with a ‘Verified‘ label. While those who have paid for the Blue subscription will be marked with a ‘Paid‘ label next to their profile names.
Use the Checkmate Shortcut on iOS
Similar to the Eight Dollars Chrome extension, Apple users can use the Checkmate shortcut on their iPhone or iPad, to determine whether a Twitter account is legacy verified or a Blue subscriber. Follow these steps to know the same:
1. Visit the Checkmate shortcut page and scan the QR code to download this shortcut.
2. Next, press the Add Shortcut button.
3. Once installed, tap the Checkmate Shortcut to launch it.
4. Enter your desired Twitter username to check its verified details and tap the Allow button when prompted.
5. If the entered username is a Twitter Blue subscriber, the app will confirm it with a meme or notify you via a text popup if the said account is legacy verified.
Utilize Wayback Machine to Spot a Legacy Verified Account on Twitter
What if you could travel back in time before Twitter Blue was a thing to find if an account is “Legacy verified” or not? This is where the Wayback Machine comes in. The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the entire internet that takes snapshots to tell how a website or a page looked in the past. Consequently, if you spot the blue verified checkmark on a Twitter account before Twitter Blue, it's legacy verified. Otherwise, it has recently opted for the Blue membership.
1. Visit the Twitter profile of the person you wish to inspect on your browser and copy the page address.
2. Next, open the Wayback Machine archive and paste the copied URL to search past versions of the page.
3. Pick any date before November 2022 (the month when Twitter Blue was launched globally) and click the associated snapshot to open it.
4. If you can spot the blue verified checkmark next to the profile name in this snapshot, it is most likely a legacy verified account, else the account has purchased a Twitter Blue subscription.
Q. How can I Check if Someone Has Twitter Blue?
To find if a user is legacy verified or has subscribed to Twitter Blue. You can use the eight-dollar Chrome extension or try any of the other methods in this guide.
Q. How Do You Know if Someone Has Subscribed to Twitter Blue?
Finding if a person has subscribed to Twitter Blue is pretty convenient with the Eight Dollar Chrome extension. This will label the account with an active Blue subscription as ‘Paid'. For more details, refer to the steps above.
Q. What Is a Legacy Verified Account on Twitter?
Legacy verified accounts are those Twitter profiles, that are notable users such as celebrities, journalists, politicians, etc, and have got a verification tick after a rigorous inspection. Before Twitter Blue, only these legacy verified accounts had the blue checkmark.
Q. How to check if Twitter Verification Tick is not Purchased?
To check if the Twitter Verification tick is not purchased, the checkmate shortcut, or the Google Chrome Extension, mentioned in this explainer can be used.
(Mystery Solved) Legacy Verified or a Paid Blue Subscriber
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