Twitter will now charge $8 for its monthly subscription service called Twitter Blue, announced its new owner Elon Musk, a few days after his $44 million takeover of the popular microblogging and social networking platform. He wrote on Twitter that this price is “adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity.” The series of tweets by Elon Musk about the Twitter Blue Subscription put an end to the rife speculation that verified users will have to pay $20 per month for the blue tick.
Twitter Blue subscription will offer users priority in replies, mentions, and searches. Subscribers will be able to post long videos and audio and will see fewer ads. Users opting for this subscription service which costs $8 per month will also get verified batches next to their twitter handles. Before this, profile verification has nothing to do with the Twitter Blue subscription. For publishers willing to collaborate with Twitter, this subscription will also give the option to bypass paywalls.
Editing tweets, one of the newest features added to the microblogging site, is another benefit of the Twitter Blue subscription. The existing subscription plan (which costs $4.99 in the US) also includes other perks such as the ability to undo tweets, bookmark folders, customize navigation and icons besides dedicated support for subscription-specific issues and early access to any new features that Twitter introduces. At present, this subscription service is only available to Twitter users in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
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