Say hello to the new sheriff in town - XBlue! As an X app user, you've probably signed up for XBlue mainly to show your support for the man of the hour, Elon Musk. But what if this service evolves into a power-packed tool to combat bots and spam, its original purpose?
Hold onto your hats, because things are about to get a lot more exciting! X is experimenting with adding ID verification checks to its XBlue subscription. This could mean that users might need to provide government-ID confirmation to access all of XBlue's features. You see, right now, you don't need any official ID to get verified on the app, just your phone number and a payment option. X is currently content with payment verification to ward off bot and spam boosters. However, with the proposed ID verification, X is pushing boundaries and setting higher standards for app security.
Now, here's the catch. XBlue users may have to link their government IDs to their accounts, thus ensuring only genuine profiles can send DMs and further limiting spam and trolls. If X goes a step further and implements ID verification for all users, then say goodbye to bot spam entirely! This could revolutionize app safety and align with Elon Musk's vision for the platform.
There's just one snag: X would need to verify these IDs manually, a labor-intensive task for an app operating with 80% fewer staff. Nonetheless, they could manage this with X subscribers, as they form less than 0.5% of the app's users.
So, stay tuned! With these potential changes, XBlue might just turn into the superhero app users have been waiting for - taking a giant leap in the fight against spammers, bots, and trolls. The question now is, are you ready for this thrilling change?