Twitter has confirmed pricing and features for the revamped Twitter Blue premium tier, and registrations will begin again on Monday, December 12.
A month ago, Twitter Blue suspended registrations while Twitter was working on a new system for verification badges following issues with impersonation accounts.
Esther Crawford, Twitter’s director of product management, tweeted On Sunday, Twitter Blue will cost $8 per month for anyone who subscribes via the web and $11 for signups via iOS. The differential fees seem to be Twitter’s way of dealing with Apple by slashing 30% on in-app purchases made via iOS. Twitter’s new owner protested, Elon Musk. Android users can sign up on the web and use Twitter Blue on their mobile devices.
Specifically, the $8 fee is described as a “limited time offer,” with no details on when the offer will expire or how pricing will change.
Twitter’s main account also shared a notification (below) showing some of the “coming soon” features to Twitter Blue.
The notice said that verified accounts will see tweets “rocket to the top of replies, mentions, and searches,” meaning that such posts will be prioritized over tweets that are not Blue and are deemed to come from bots and spam accounts. .
Blue subscribers will also see half of the ads non-subscribers see on their streams and will be able to stream longer videos, though Twitter hasn’t announced the new time limit.
Crawford said Twitter Blue will initially be available in five countries, but didn’t say which ones. He added that Blue will “rapidly expand” to other countries, and that it was “the first thing that came to mind” for the team. In a nutshell, he tweeted: “Step one, roll out core product features. Step two, expand regions where it can be purchased.”
Tweets from Musk on Sunday show that Twitter is still testing some of the features listed as “coming soon” in its Twitter notification. For example, the Twitter chief posted a message targeting bots and spam accounts on Sunday, saying: “Please attack me.” Shortly after, Musk followed up with his tweet: “Great, robots can’t get to the top of my replies so far.”
People who sign up for Twitter Blue will receive the blue tick verification badge after their account is verified. It’s not entirely clear how Twitter plans to verify accounts, but towards the end of last month, Musk said each account had to be manually verified, describing the plan as a “painful but necessary” process to get verified accounts verified. matchless.
Twitter Blue will also issue verification badges in different colors, with corporate accounts on Twitter gold, government accounts gray, and individuals receiving the traditional blue mark.