Published On: Sun, Jun 20th, 2021

Twitter launches the reward subscription, Twitter Blue, primarily in Canada and Australia

Twitter currently is strictly rising a first-ever subscription service, Twitter Blue, primarily in Australia and Canada. The subscription will concede Twitter users to entrance reward features, including collection to classify your bookmarks, review threads in a clutter-free format and take advantage of an “Undo Tweet” underline — that is a closest thing Twitter will have to a long-requested “Edit” button.

The company’s skeleton for a subscription use had been formerly scooped by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who unclosed a service’s name, pricing and underline set by digging around inside a mobile app’s code. Twitter Blue also recently showed adult as an in-app purchase, offer confirming some of Wong’s findings.

The usually questions that clearly remained, then, were when Twitter Blue would finally launch and when it would strech all tellurian users.

Twitter tells TechCrunch it’s starting Twitter Blue with a name markets of Canada and Australia to assistance it establish either a existent underline set will accommodate a needs of those who are looking for some-more customization over their Twitter experience, as good as to inspire contention around other facilities that Twitter should prioritize for destiny iterations of Twitter Blue.

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“We are going to continue to iterate on opposite tier and pricing opportunities as we continue to learn some-more about what is — and isn’t — working,” a Twitter orator told us.

In Canada and Australia, a subscription will cost $3.49 CAD or $4.49 AUD, respectively.

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There are also a few things to know about Twitter Blue’s stream underline set, over a basics.

The new Bookmark Folders choice is designed to assistance Twitter users classify their saved content, collected by Twitter’s Bookmarks feature. Introduced in early 2018, Twitter’s Bookmarks gives users a private approach to save tweets for after reference. This is useful for those who wish to review long-form calm during a after time, or for those who wish to save tweets though alerting others to that fact. For example, if a tweets being saved aren’t those they would routinely “Favorite” (the heart icon), maybe since a user disagrees with a perspective being expressed, a bookmarks symbol lets them save a twitter some-more privately.

The Folders underline will let users emanate subfolders for their bookmarks, that are also color-coded for easy at-a-glance access. And there’s an “Add Bookmark” symbol on this screen, so we can supplement a twitter to a collection from a Bookmarks territory directly.

The new Reader Mode feature, meanwhile, might not be accurately what some Twitter users were expecting.

Ahead of Twitter Blue’s launch, Twitter acquired Scroll, a distraction-free reading use that cleans adult news articles by stealing ads and other confusion for a improved reading experience. Scroll CEO Tony Haile afterwards tweeted that a product’s facilities would be integrated into Twitter’s subscription “later in a year.”

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But Twitter tells us that Reader Mode isn’t correlated to any of a company’s new acquisitions, including Scroll, and instead was built alone for a Twitter Blue offering. For a time being during least, Reader Mode is focused on creation it easier to review by longer Twitter threads — basically, an choice to something like a third-party app, Thread Reader App.

When we go into a twitter fact perspective where it shows we a full Twitter thread, Twitter Blue subscribers will see a symbol that lets we change a shade to uncover we long-form text. You can exit Reader Mode to see a thread as usual.

As for Scroll, Twitter says a improved reading practice it brings to a height will be incorporated into Twitter Blue after on.

Finally, there’s Twitter Blue’s flagship feature, Undo Tweet. While not a Edit symbol users unequivocally want, it will concede we to fast “unsend” a twitter when we mark a typo or make some other kind of mistake — like forgetful to tab someone, for instance.

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Smaller subscriber perks embody customizable app icons for your device’s home screen, tone themes for a Twitter app, and entrance to dedicated subscription patron support.

Users can set their possess customizable time of adult to 30 seconds to “undo” a twitter or respond from being posted to their Timeline, Twitter says. Before Twitter Blue’s launch, a association had hinted that this “undo” choice was a approach it would expected residence user direct for an Edit button. Twitter had feared indeed permitting users to scold their tweets during any time, as it could lead to antagonistic activity — like changing a content of a twitter to after have a opposite meaning, for example.

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Undo Tweet will residence many scenarios, however, where users have fast posted usually to belatedly mark a typo. That alone might be value a few dollars per month for Twitter energy users who twitter frequently.

Twitter stressed currently that a launch of Twitter Blue won’t meant anything about a giveaway chronicle of Twitter is changing. The subscription will sojourn focused on adding enhancements and other interrelated facilities to Twitter’s giveaway tier. And it might grow to embody some-more options over time.

One thing Twitter wouldn’t say, maddeningly, is when Twitter Blue could arrive in a U.S. or other markets. For some context, though, Twitter launched Fleets initial in open 2020 though didn’t hurl out a underline to all tellurian users until that November. Asked if Twitter Blue would follow a identical path, Twitter declined to comment.

The subscription use isn’t usually a approach to improved offer Twitter’s energy users, it’s partial of a company’s broader devise to revoke a faith on promotion income as a usually source of profit. As Twitter has struggled to grow a user bottom over a years, it’s some-more recently begun looking to beget some-more income from a dedicated users it does have. These skeleton will embody charity collection to creators, including a arriving Super Follow subscription, as good as Twitter Blue.

Twitter told investors progressing this year it skeleton to during slightest double a sum annual revenue, from $3.7 billion in 2020 to $7.5 billion or more, in 2023, in partial interjection to a new initiatives, including subscriptions.

Twitter Blue will primarily be accessible in a upheld markets on iOS only. Early adopters are asked to twitter their product feedback to @TwitterBlue.

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