Twitter Blue: Subscription price, features, how to sign up
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(Pocket-lint) – Twitter offers a paid subscription service called Twitter Blue. It includes premium features like the ability to un-tweet. Launched in June 2021, this service has been rolled out in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand so far, but it will possibly be rolled out on a larger scale in the future. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Twitter Blue?
Twitter Blue is a service you can subscribe to – for a fixed monthly fee – to unlock additional features in the Twitter mobile app.
Where is Twitter Blue available?
Twitter Blue is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
How much does Twitter Blue cost?
A subscription to Twitter Blue costs 2.99 USD, 3.49 CAD, 4.49 NZD or 4.49 AUD per month.
How to subscribe to Twitter Blue
It’s easy to subscribe to Twitter Blue.
- Open the Twitter mobile app on your device.
- Access the Profile menu.
- Tap Twitter Blue.
- Tap the blue Subscribe for $/month button.
- Follow the in-app payment instructions to complete your purchase.
You can check the status of your subscription. Go to the menu Profile > Twitter Blue. You will see an active status badge with a green check mark if you are registered.
What’s included in Twitter Blue?
Twitter Blue subscribers have access to the following features:
- Bookmark folders: Followers can organize their saved tweets.
- Cancel a tweet: Followers have up to 30 seconds to click “cancel” before your tweet goes live.
- Reader mode: Turns long tweet threads into “easy to read text”.
- Advantages : Subscribers will also have access to the following benefits
- Customizable app icons for a device’s home screen.
- Fun color themes for Twitter app
- Access to customer support dedicated to subscriptions
- Lab: provides early access to test features before they are available to everyone.
- Downloading longer videos
- NFT Profile Pictures
- pinned conversations.
The initial feature set was developed based on feedback Twitter received from its “powerful Twitter community”. The company said it was launching the “first iteration” of its subscription service and planned to listen to feedback and develop even more features and benefits for subscribers over time. She hopes the initial rollout phase will give her a better understanding of “what will make your Twitter experience more personalized.”
How to Customize Twitter Blue Features
After signing up for Twitter Blue, you will be able to customize your Twitter Blue features from the Twitter Blue membership page.
For example, you can set your Tweet Undo timeout to 30 seconds or less. You can also choose to display the Twitter app icon on your phone from several colorful options. You can also choose theme colors. Just head to the Twitter Blue menu and start playing.
Adjust Tweet undo, color scheme and app icon
- In the Profile menu, tap Twitter Blue
- Tap Feature Settings. Select the feature you want to customize:
- Cancel a Tweet
- Color theme
- Application icon
You can find more information about how each of these customization options work on the Twitter support page here.
Activate/deactivate reader mode
Reader mode is one of the functions that you cannot customize from Twitter’s blue menu. To activate or deactivate it, you must do it from a tweet.
- Go to the top right of the tweet details.
- Tap the drive mode icon to activate this feature.
- Tap the Reading Mode icon to disable this feature.
Create and use a bookmark folder
If you want to create a bookmarks folder, you can do so from the home timeline or profile in the Twitter app.
- From a tweet, tap the share icon and select Bookmark tweet.
- Press the blue Add to Folder button
- Tap Bookmarks.
- Tap the New Folder icon at the bottom of the Bookmarks page.
- Enter a name for your folder.
- Tap Create.
Now, to add a tweet to your bookmark folder, just tap the Share Tweet icon at the bottom of the tweet, then choose Add to Folder from the row of options. You may have to swipe to see the full list of options. It’s easy !
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Written by Maggie Tillman. Edited by Max Freeman-Mills.