What Happened to Pope Francis’ Blue Checkmark on Twitter?

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Pope Francis’ Twitter account—that holds over 18 million followers—no longer has a blue checkmark next to his name. Now, it is grey.

The grey checkmark means the account represents an official government organization or active government leader.

The new checkmark is one of many changes made to Twitter since it was purchased by Elon Musk in 2022.

Twitter CEO, billionaire and tech mogul Elon Musk met with Pope Francis at Casa Santa Marta in 2022 with four of his seven children.