Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, the platform has been experiencing some changes. As Musk focuses on building his social presence, the Twitter platform is slowly falling apart as its staff struggle to keep it stable. The verification feature is now a paid service, while other parts of the site are in disrepair and bugs are rampant. However, if you miss your blue check, there is a newly discovered bug that can help you get it back, at least for a few seconds. All you have to do is edit your bio by adding a simple phrase like “hi.”
Users who discovered the bug initially thought that some version of the phrase “former blue check” needed to be added to their bio. However, it turns out that even a typo like “former clue check” can bring back the verification badge. When the phrase was deleted and replaced with “hi,” the blue checkmark reappeared, but only for a few seconds before disappearing again.
It seems that the bug only affects accounts that were previously verified by Twitter. Non-verified accounts that changed their bio did not receive the blue checkmark. This is probably for the best since blue checks have lost their value under Musk’s leadership. Once a coveted status symbol, blue checks are now seen as a paid feature that users are sour on, leading to a campaign to block blue checkmarked accounts.
In conclusion, while the bug may bring back your blue checkmark for a few seconds, it’s not worth it in the long run. The value of blue checks has diminished under Musk’s leadership, and users are better off without them. Instead of focusing on verification badges, users should focus on creating quality content and engaging with their followers to build their social presence organically.