if you spend time on twitter, you’ve probably heard the phrase “blue twitter” at some point and wondered what exactly it is. We’re not talking about the blue checkmarks here, we’re talking about the premium version of twitter.
That’s right. There is a paid tier for Twitter that many people don’t even know exists and it was released in July 2021. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything below.
what is the blue of twitter?
basically, twitter blue is a paid subscription. Twitter users who choose to pay a monthly fee gain access to certain additional features and ways to customize their app’s interface.
twitter blue is optional and you certainly don’t need it to enjoy twitter. think of it as a paid plugin that is supposed to enhance your twitter experience.
It initially launched in Australia and Canada before launching in the US. uu. in November 2021.
what are the benefits of twitter blue?
twitter blue offers premium features, ways to customize your app’s interface, and early access to features that twitter is working on but haven’t released for everyone else.
when it comes to premium features, you can expect to see things like bookmark folders (a way to organize your bookmarked tweets by placing them in folders), reader (an improved experience for reading threads of tweets), top articles (a view that prioritizes popular tweets and articles from accounts you follow), an option to undo tweets and articles without ads.
In terms of app interface customization options, twitter blue provides access to custom navigation, custom app icons, and app color themes.
with twitter blue, you will also get early access to twitter blue labs features (features that twitter is working on but not yet officially released). Such features may include the ability to upload videos in 1080p, the ability to upload videos up to 10 minutes in length, and the ability to add an nft (non-fungible token) profile picture to your twitter profile.
One thing to note, however, is that while a blue twitter subscription entitles you to the above features, there are caveats. The first is that while you have access to these additional features, not all of them are available on all platforms. For example, while the bookmark folders feature is available on all platforms (iOS, Android, and Web), the custom app icons option is only available on iOS and Android, but not on the Web. the custom color theme option is only available on ios.
the second warning is related to the characteristics of the blue labs of twitter. with a subscription, you can access them, but their availability may “change over time.” that means they can lose their exclusivity (since they are released to all twitter users) or they can be removed altogether. and like the blue twitter features from non-blue labs, their availability on certain platforms varies.
disadvantages of twitter blue
Like any other product, there are downsides. There are a couple of drawbacks to Twitter’s blue service that you might want to consider.
It is not completely ad-free. With regular and free Twitter, it is understood that the free service posts ads while you use Twitter. But unfortunately, paying for a blue twitter subscription does not give you an ad-free experience. There is an ad-free article feature, but that just means you can read ad-free articles from publishers who are part of the “twitter blue publisher network”.
secondly, twitter blue does not offer a free trial. therefore, you can’t try the service for a few days without paying for it first, and blue twitter subscriptions are generally non-refundable, with limited exceptions.
does twitter blue work on all accounts?
at this time, twitter blue is not available in all countries. Twitter Blue is currently available in the following countries: United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
twitter blue is available for ios and android mobile applications and on the web for those countries.
how much does blue twitter cost?
the price of a twitter blue subscription actually varies depending on your region. in the usa In the US, it costs $2.99 per month. To see how much it costs in your country, you’ll see the price on the subscribe button under the blue twitter on your profile.
how to set twitter blue
Accessing the registry for twitter’s blue service is quite easy. just follow these instructions:
In the mobile app: Open the app. select your profile icon to open your profile menu. In the menu that appears, select Twitter Blue. on the blue twitter screen, look at the subscribe button at the bottom of the screen. the button will display the monthly price.
On the web: Open your browser. go to twitter.com and sign in to your account if you haven’t already. On the left side of the screen is an options menu. select more. In the menu that appears, select Twitter Blue. on the popup screen that appears, look at the subscribe button at the bottom. this button will show the monthly price of twitter blue.
is twitter blue worth the money?
it depends. Casual Twitter users may not see the value in paying a monthly subscription as they may not get much use for all the features it offers. Super users or brand accounts may find the Twitter Blue features more useful as they use the app more often. super users may also enjoy trying out all the experimental features that twitter blue labs has.
The undo tweet feature might be the service’s most compelling benefit, even if it’s not the edit button we all desperately want.
Whether or not you think twitter blue is worth it is ultimately up to you. but if you only use twitter casually, you probably don’t need or care enough about twitter blue to spend money on it.
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