Twitter has quietly confirmed the existence of its Twitter Blue subscription service, leaving a reference to it in its listing on the iOS App Store.
Under the in-app shopping section at the bottom of the listing, the social media company states that Twitter Blue will cost $ 2.99 a month.
According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who broke the news of the subscription service coming earlier this month, at the present time, it appears that the feature is being made available to select users as part of a testing phase.
In a Twitter post on Thursday 27 May, Wong described himself as “the first paid Twitter Blue customer”.
She confirmed that the new subscription service offers a colorful theme and a choice of different colors for the Twitter app icon (see Wong’s screenshot below). A reader mode that presents the thread in a way that is easy to read, the researcher said.
Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, which publicly costs $ 2.99 per month, including such in-app purchases on the App Store
For the test, I have become the first paid Twitter Blue subscriber
Twitter comes with blue color theme as well as custom app icons
Reader mode coming soon https://t.co/RxQHwi6apl pic.twitter.com/UC7kfNS9PE
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) 27 May, 2021
Wong has not yet confirmed the existence of other features, which he suggested would be forthcoming in a post earlier this month, although we are assuming that customers are getting more than just new color options for their money. I will get more
In other words, Twitter Blue will probably include something called archive that lets you quickly save special tweets for easy access later.
There can also be an “undo” function that gives you a moment – maybe between 5 and 30 seconds depending on how you set it up – should you find a typo in your text to prevent a tweet from going live, Or perhaps there are other ideas about the content of your post. The undo button is probably the closest Twitter is going to get an editing feature, for which many users have been crying for years.
In particular, the monthly $ 2.99 for Twitter Blue has no effect on ad visibility. We were hoping that by signing up to Twitter’s new subscription service, the ads would disappear from the feed, but Wong said in a later tweet that she was “not seeing any signs of a decrease in ads at this time.”
Twitter Blue is not yet appearing in the Google Play list of Twitter for Android. Now are the early days, so we should soon find out if this feature will arrive at around the same time, or people with Android phones will have to wait longer for Twitter’s new subscription service.