June 2, 2023

The primary is to be sure to’re utilizing the Following tab as a substitute of For You. This tab is simply tweets from the folks you comply with, so it would not artificially favor Twitter Blue subscribers. You possibly can additionally attempt blocking all retweets if you wish to clear issues up slightly extra.

If that is not sufficient, you might attempt TweetDeck, the ability person’s model of Twitter. This software would not have a For You web page or any algorithmic sorting, that means Twitter Blue customers aren’t artificially boosted on it. TweetDeck is the one a part of Twitter that is fully untouched by the latest adjustments there, and I hope this does not change. (So please, nobody inform Elon Musk that TweetDeck nonetheless exists.)

One other cool extension, should you miss seeing legacy checkmarks, is Eight {Dollars}. Proper now blue checkmarks solely present up if somebody is paying for Blue, that means most individuals who had a checkmark previous to April 20, 2023 not have one. Eight {Dollars} can present you which ones customers had been verified earlier than legacy verified checkmarks had been eliminated, which is helpful should you trusted the outdated system.

There is a cat and mouse component to all of this, after all. Twitter’s present regime actually, actually desires to show Blue checkmarks into sellable standing symbols and any software that diminishes the visibility of Blue subscribers cuts in opposition to that objective. They’ll attempt to discover a option to break this, and all comparable, instruments. For now, although, they work—use them whilst you can. 

Or you might simply abandon your Twitter account, arrange a public archive of your tweets, and learn to get began on Mastodon or Bluesky. As much as you. 

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