Edited by: Bharat Upadhyay
Last updated: January 19, 2023, 4:56 PM IST
The popular microblogging application Twitter, owned by Elon Musk, has announced the price of the Twitter Blue subscription for Android. It has increased the price of its Blue service for Android users, with individuals now paying $11 per month. Twitter Blue subscription starts at $8/month or $84/year in available countries to get the blue tick next to early access to features.
What is Twitter Blue?
Twitter Blue is an opt-in, paid subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to selected features, such as editing Tweet. All Twitter Blue features are available immediately, except for the blue check mark, which may take some time for the review of subscribed accounts to meet all requirements.
Until now, Twitter used the blue check mark to indicate active, notable, and authentic public interest accounts that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements. Now the blue check mark can mean two different things: either that an account has been verified according to the previous verification criteria (active and authentic), or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter Blue.
“We are also testing a new service called Twitter Verification for Organizations, a service for business entities on Twitter that adds a gold checkmark to official business accounts,” the company wrote in a blog post. In addition to the blue check mark, Twitter Blue features give subscribers a way to enhance and customize their Twitter experience.
Availability Twitter Blue
New Twitter Blue subscriptions are currently only available on the web, iOS or Android in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the UK, with plans to expand. Newly created Twitter accounts cannot subscribe to Twitter Blue for 90 days.
Twitter Blue Requirements
– Only Twitter accounts created more than 90 days ago can sign up for Twitter Blue. All Twitter Blue subscribers must confirm their phone number as part of the signup.
– Once you have subscribed to Twitter Blue, changes to your profile picture, display name, or username (@handle) will result in the loss of the blue tick until the account is validated as continuing to meet our requirements, and no further changes are allowed during this review period. Read more about check mark requirements here.
– Twitter Blue subscribers who joined for $7.99 on iOS will be notified by Apple that their subscription will automatically renew at $11 per month (or your local price) unless they choose to cancel their subscription.
– Those who initially subscribed on iOS for $2.99 or $4.99/month will need to upgrade their plan for $8/month or $84/year on web or $11/month on iOS (or the local price ), otherwise they will lose their subscription.
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