X Limits Replies to Verified Users

X has introduced a new feature allowing users to restrict replies to only verified or tagged accounts.

Elon Musk, the owner of X, introduced X Premium in November 2022, offering a blue checkmark for $8 per month or $84 annually.

The paid verification system initially aimed to confirm notable figures' identities but led to impersonation and bot issues.

Some X Premium users faced criticism for purchasing the checkmark and additional features, like post-editing and reduced ads.

X responded by offering the option to hide the checkmark and limit others' awareness of one's subscription status.

Regardless of visible verification, anyone who replies to a restricted post will now be identified as a subscriber.