Microblogging platform Twitter has launched Twitter Blue for Android users for $11 per month. The release arrives a month after it was relaunched for iOS users.
- Twitter’s updated help page for Twitter Blue now mentions its availability on Android for the same price as iOS users
- The paid subscription service is currently available to users within the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.
- A Twitter Blue subscription grants blue “verified” checkmarks to users purchasing it
Subscribers of Twitter Blue can customize tweets, post longer videos in HD, and use the platform in reader mode. Among new features soon to be launched for Twitter Blue subscribers, fewer ads than normal users and prioritization of tweets posted by verified users have been confirmed.
Both Android and iOS users have to pay more for a Twitter Blue subscription as compared to web users regardless of which of the currently supported countries you’re from.
Web users can access the service for $8 per month or buy an annual subscription package for $84. The platform is charging a $3 premium for Android signups to cover commission charges for Google.
iOS Users pay the same premium charge to offset Apple’s share. Unlike web subscriptions, users cannot purchase annual packages for iOS and Android yet.
Twitter Blue for Android
Previously, the blue check mark was free of cost for verified accounts of well-known personalities including politicians, journalists, celebrities, and other public figures. Once Elon Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion, he redesigned the platform into what is now being termed “Twitter 2.0.”
A mark of significance that was once reserved for only high-profile Twitter users is now available to anyone who can pay for it. It was launched in 2022 to help the company generate new revenue after advertisers withdrew from the site.
The upside of having Twitter Blue is the excitement of using new features that are still inaccessible to general users of the app. These controls allow a user to personalize Twitter and gain early access to new updates within the app.
Here is a list of extra features available for Twitter Blue users!
The option is for Blue users to categorize bookmarked tweets and arrange them into folders for easier access later. These folders are private and a subscribed user can save an unlimited number of tweets.
Custom app icons
Users can change the way their Twitter app icon looks using this option. There many options to choose from and users can even check Settings regularly for new featured looks that are launched as limited editions.
Twitter Blue Themes are available for subscribed users to use as their app theme.
Blue users can customize their navigation bar and keep liked content within reach. You can choose what to view and place at least two and up to six items in the bottom navigation bar or restore default settings later.
Top Articles connects a user to the most shared articles in their Twitter vicinity. It could be anyone from a followed person to users in their Twitter vicinity to present the user with more content they might like.
Reader is meant to create a satisfying reading experience for users. You can read long threads with less noise using this feature. To use it, switch on the Reader feature after tapping on the reader button at the top of the thread. Text size can also be changed.
Undo Tweet allows a user to unsend a tweet before it becomes visible to other users. Unlike en edit button, the undo tweet feature lets a user revise and process the tweet before it becomes a part of the outside world.
Once the Undo time frame has passed, the Tweet can be seen by followers. You can choose to either leave it or delete it similar to normal tweets.
Prioritized rankings in conversations
This feature gives more importance to your replies on tweets that you engage with.
Longer video upload
Longer video upload allows a user to share more content with their followers Twitter Blue users can post videos up to 60 minutes long and 2GB file size (1080p) maximum (from web only).
Twitter Blue FAQ
Is there a free trial for Twitter Blue?
As of now, Twitter Blue isn’t offering free trials to its subscribers.
How to pause or cancel a Twitter Blue subscription?
To cancel Twitter Blue, subscribers can go to Twitter Blue settings on the platform where they subscribed. Otherwise, the subscription will expire at the end of its billing cycle.