- Twitter on Saturday began making changes to its platform for some users in preparation for the launch of its revamped subscription service, Twitter Blue.
- The update mentioned in the App Store confirmed that users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue and get a blue checkmark for $7.99 per month.
Twitter on Saturday began making changes to its platform for some users in preparation for the launch of its revamped subscription service, Twitter Blue.
The update mentioned in the App Store confirmed that users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue and get a blue checkmark for $7.99 per month. The update is listed as available for users in the US, Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand, as per the description in the Apple online store.
Esther CrawfordThe social media company’s director of product management said in a series of tweets that the new version of the subscription service isn’t available to everyone yet, but a “small initial group” may see updates to the platform.
“The new Blue is not live yet – sprint for our launch is ongoing, but some may see us updating as we test and push changes in real time,” she wrote. “The Twitter team is great. New Blue… Coming Soon!”
Elon Musk, who became the new owner of Twitter on October 28, has put forth a series of ideas for a new user verification process for Twitter, which he acquired for $44 billion.
At first, me thread of tweetsMusk criticized the current system, which Gives notable users a blue checkmark or verification Such as politicians, members of the press, officials and organizations. Historically, the checkmark has let readers know that the account is legitimate. Other social networks, such as Meta’s Facebook and Instagram, have a similar verification system.
Musk said he plans to “power the people” by offering verification to anyone on the platform via Twitter Blue for $8 a month. He added that customers will get priority in mentions, replies and searches, receive more than half the ads and will be able to tweet longer videos and audios.
Those changes were confirmed on Saturday in an updated App Store listing. The updated version of the app also promised Blue members an “improved reading experience” and “early access to select new features.”
Musk said Tweet on Saturday That Twitter Blue will roll out worldwide when it is confirmed that it is working in the initial countries.
changes follow first The Verge reports She said that Musk was considering charging as much as $19.99 per month for the subscription. According to the report, Twitter employees working on the project were reportedly told they had until November 7 to launch the feature, or risk being fired.
November 8 is the date of the US midterm elections
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