Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Twitter Blue, a $3 monthly subscription service, could be entrance soon

Great news for typo-prone tweeters: Twitter Blue, a $2.99 monthly subscription, appears to be entrance shortly to a Timeline nearby you.

Two weeks ago, researcher Jane Manchun Wong first reported that Twitter’s new subscription use is in a works. But yesterday, Twitter’s iOS App Store inventory updated to list Twitter Blue as an in-app purchase, confirming progressing commentary from this unaccepted source. Though users can’t nonetheless allow to Twitter Blue – even after downloading a app refurbish – Wong dug adult sum about a service, signaling that a launch could be imminent.  

Image Credits: Jane Manchun Wong (opens in a new window)

In further to a remove button, that Wong uncovered as early as March, this use will embody a reader mode, that turns twitter threads into “easy-to-read text.” Twitter acquired Scroll and Revue this year in an bid to urge users’ reading knowledge on a app, so this further creates sense. Plus, users will be means to change a tone of a Twitter app icon, as good as a tone thesis of their Timeline, a underline that’s already accessible on a web. Twitter Blue subscribers can also classify tweets into Collections – this underline looks like an updated chronicle of Bookmarks, though with a combined ability to classify tweets into folders. 

Currently, Twitter ads make adult 85% of a company’s revenue. Twitter told Bloomberg in February that it skeleton to “research and experiment” with new ways to monetize a platform, generally as a user expansion has slowed. But over the final several months, Twitter has teased some of a platform’s biggest changes given doubling a 140-character twitter limit in 2018. These facilities embody Super Follows, Tip Jar, Twitter Spaces, and more.

Image Credits: Jane Manchun Wong (opens in a new window)

This week during J.P. Morgan’s Global Technology, Media, and Communications conference, Twitter CFO Ned Segal indicated that a association views Twitter Blue and Super Follows as dual apart forms of subscriptions. On Google Play, a Twitter app page lists an in-app product labelled during $4.99 per item, that competence prove a arriving launch of Super Follows, too. Segal also pronounced that Twitter would offer some-more information about a use in a entrance months, afterwards “ultimately hurl it out to people around a world.”

Finally, for those of us wondering – no, there’s no denote of skeleton for an “edit tweet” symbol during this time.


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