Twitter CEO Elon Musk has said that he is "personally paying" for Twitter Blue subscriptions for celebrities.

A few days ago, Twitter removed the legacy blue tick from all accounts.

With the launch of paid subscription service Twitter Blue (Blue Tick), only subscribing users can get some new features as well as a blue checkmark in front of their name.

Due to this change many

eminent personalities

in various domains lost their coveted verification check mark.

However, now it seems that the new owner of the microblogging site, Elon Musk, has given blue tick as an exception to some people who have not enrolled for this service.

According to a report in Rolling Stone,

it seems that they have allegedly restored the blue badges (blue ticks) of users with more than one million followers.

Several users with at least one million followers on Twitter today found that the blue ticks they had as of Friday, April 20, have been returned to their accounts.

But restored blue ticks indicate that the accounts are verified, as they are paying for Twitter Blue.

Famous people like

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt,

Shah Rukh Khan , cricketer Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, former US President Donald Trump, Billionaire Bill Gates had also lost their blue ticks due to the new update.

Now this blue checkmark is back on his profile.

However, it is not clear whether he has paid for the verification or not.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also mentioned this on Twitter.

He said, "Apparently I paid for Twitter Blue and gave them a phone number to verify. While I haven't. Mr Musk are you paying for me too?"

A strange phenomenon, as profiles of


have a verified checkmark (blue tick) next to their account, indicating that they are members of the new payment verification feature.

Former External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj, actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor, singer Michael Jackson, basketball player Kobe Bryant, cricketer Shane Warne etc., on clicking blue ticks, the text appears, "This account is verified because he Subscribed to Twitter Blue and their phone number has been verified." 

However, it is also worth noting that Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has 6.5 million followers, does not yet have a blue tick on his profile.

Earlier, Twitter CEO Elon Musk had said that he is "personally paying" for Twitter Blue subscriptions of some celebrities to retain their checkmark.

These included basketball star LeBron James, Star Trek star William Shatner and author Stephen King.

Musk's statement came after these celebrities publicly announced that they would not sign up for the paid service.