Twitter Blue is a subscription for Twitter. Currently, it is available in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In the future, users from other countries will be able to access exclusive features. We'll explain what purchasing the premium version of Twitter provides.
Unique Features of Twitter Blue
Subscribers of Twitter Blue can enjoy many useful options. Here are some of them:
Cancellation of a tweet. Now, a premium-paying user can edit a tweet before it appears in their feed. Before publishing, you have the option to preview and edit the post. Afterward, you can make the tweet public or delete it. Each post will follow a timer, and when the time expires, the tweet will become public. This feature is available for all types of posts: individual tweets, quotes, and tweet threads. Currently, this option is only available to Apple users. Setting a tweet timer through a browser or Android is not possible.
Editing. In the premium version, you can edit posts. However:
- You cannot make more than 5 edits to a tweet.
- This option is available only within the first half-hour after publication.
- Every user can view the original tweet. This can be done by clicking the 'Last edit' button.
Bookmarks. The feature of saving tweets exists in the free version as well. However, to find a specific tweet, you'll have to scroll through your bookmarks for a while. This is because the entries in the tab are displayed in the order of saving. But in Twitter Blue, you can organize them into folders. Moreover, other users won't be able to see your saved entries.
Design. Custom themes and icons are another option available to Twitter Blue subscribers. Everyone can choose their preferred aesthetic from the catalog. Over the course of a year, the design will change depending on holidays and seasons. For example, you can select a theme and icon that match New Year's or Valentine's Day.
Optimized Dashboard. Now, navigation within the app can be made simpler. Thanks to the premium subscription, subscribers have the ability to customize the menu: increase or decrease the number of tabs, rearrange them, so that only the necessary functions are always at hand.
Interesting Posts. You can stay updated on all current events through Twitter. However, to find interesting information, you often have to scroll through your feed for a long time. Now, with a premium subscription, the most interesting tweets will be marked. If a post gathers a lot of retweets or likes, it will display a corresponding icon. This will save you time and help you stay informed about the latest news.
Text size. Threads or discussions are one of the most popular formats on Twitter. In them, users share interesting stories and discuss recent events. The drawback of these tweets is their large volume. However, in the premium version, subscribers can adjust the text size, making reading more convenient.
How to subscribe to Twitter Blue
It might seem like there's nothing difficult about it. In reality, to become a Twitter Blue subscriber, you need to meet certain requirements. The company has introduced these restrictions for security purposes. But don't worry, if you meet all the criteria, getting the premium subscription will be easy:
- Your account must be at least 90 days old.
- You must actively use Twitter for one month.
- Your account must have a profile picture and a username (it's better not to change them before applying for premium).
- Your page must be linked to a phone number.
- There should be no signs on your page that you are misleading people or engaging in scams.
If you meet all the criteria, you can confidently proceed with the subscription process. However, before doing so, make sure that Twitter Blue is available in your country.
How to subscribe on iPhone and iPad
Follow the following algorithm:
- Go to Twitter and open your account.
- Click on the profile icon at the top of the screen.
- Click on Twitter Blue.
- Press "Subscribe."
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
How to subscribe to Twitter Blue on Mac
Follow this algorithm:
- Open your web browser.
- Go to the web version of Twitter.
- Log in to your account.
- Click on the "More" option at the bottom of the screen.
- Select Twitter Blue.
- Click on the "Subscribe" button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- Complete the payment.
In both cases, the company needs to approve your request to subscribe to Twitter Blue. Once this happens, a checkmark will appear on your profile.
Twitter verification checkmark
Initially, to obtain the blue checkmark, one had to have a certain status. It could be granted to artists, writers, politicians, or musicians. Furthermore, the checkmark was not issued without the presentation of documents. However, now any user can get it. To do this, you simply need to subscribe. Distinguishing a prominent individual from an ordinary premium subscriber is now difficult. Therefore, the company decided to issue gold checkmarks to official figures and gray ones to regular subscribers. This will help avoid confusion, and the number of fraudulent and fake accounts will significantly decrease.
How to save money?
You can subscribe to Premium through iPhone for $11, or you can do it for $8 through the browser. Why do you have to pay more for the same tariff? The reason is that Apple takes a 30% commission from every developer who earns more than a million dollars a year through them. The company decided to increase the cost of Premium to compensate for these expenses. So, it's better to subscribe to the desired tariff through the web version to avoid losing $3.
How to cancel a Twitter Blue subscription?
Currently, you can only cancel your Twitter Blue subscription, and you cannot pause the use of the premium version. The blue checkmark will disappear from your account at the end of the month. However, it can also be removed for other reasons, such as if moderators block your profile or impose other restrictions.
You can cancel the premium subscription by going to the settings on your device or within your account. Here, you can disable all unnecessary options, including the premium subscription.
Twitter Blue offers the opportunity to use many unique features. However, not everyone needs to edit or undo tweets, reduce text, or change their profile design. If these functions seem useful to you, go ahead and purchase the premium version. For those who have been fine without them, the functionality of the free version will be sufficient.