Twitter launches Blue, offering ad-free news and a cancel button
This page was translated using AI and machine learning.
(Pocket-lint) – Twitter has unveiled new features for its subscription service, Twitter Blue, and for all the users who have been screaming for an edit button, it looks like you’re in luck, to some extent.
The most talked about new feature on Twitter Blue is the cancel button. This allows you to recall a tweet before it is sent and gives you 60 seconds to do so. Yes, it’s not quite an edit button, but we can imagine that it will save many experienced users the trouble of an embarrassing typo.
Other features include bookmark folders, themes for your Twitter app and app icon, reader mode for discussion threads, and a Labs program that will let you try out new Twitter features before they’re rolled out to everyone. .
The service was initially available on iOS only in Canada and Australia, but now it is also rolling out to Android and web users in the United States and New Zealand. It costs $ 2.99 per month when available, and the UK has yet to be mentioned.
Another remarkable feature unveiled as part of the expansion is access to ad-free articles from participating websites. Twitter says it has more than 300 US-based sites enrolled in the program, including BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, and The Hollywood Reporter.
Twitter Blue will share a portion of the subscription revenue with these websites. Unfortunately, the ad-free items are initially exclusive to iOS, and it’s unclear when they should arrive on Android devices.
Written by Luke Baker. Originally published on .