Update: Twitter Blue, the company’s paid monthly subscription that adds a blue checkmark to Twitter accounts and offers early access to new features, like Edit Tweet, is now live for iOS users in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Twitter says that the $7.99/month is an introductory offer.
Twitter said that Existing Twitter Blue subscribers who initially subscribed on iOS will need to upgrade to the higher price on iOS to receive a blue checkmark. Android or web users of Blue can cancel, or it will be cancelled automatically with notice.
Changes to blue checkmark
Twitter now has two blue checkmark verification badges. Accounts that have already been verified under the previous verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic) or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter Blue.
Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Twitter Blue subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process, confirmed the company.
In days to come, we’ll add granularity to verified badge, such as organizational affiliation & ID verification
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 10, 2022
Elon Musk said that Twitter will add more granularity to verified badge, such as organizational affiliation & ID verification.
Earlier: Nov 6, 2022 – After teasers, Twitter has started rolling out new features for Twitter Blue subscribers, including Blue checkmark account verification at $7.99/month. The company has updated its iOS app that says that it is testing and pushing changes in real-time. These features are still limited to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
However, Elon Musk has confirmed that Twitter Blue will also roll out in other markets, including India, in less than a month. He already said that price will be adjusted per country according to purchasing power parity.
New Twitter Blue Feature
- Blue checkmark: Power to the people: Your account will get a blue checkmark, just like the celebrities, companies, and politicians you already follow.
Twitter Blue Feature that are coming soon
- Half the ads & much better ones: Since you’re supporting Twitter in the battle against the bots, we’re going to reward you with half the ads and make them twice as relevant.
- Post longer videos: You’ll finally be able to post longer videos to Twitter.
- Priority ranking for quality content: Your content will get priority ranking in replies, mentions and search. This helps lower the visibility of scams, spam, and bots.
Followed by creator monetization for all forms of content
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 5, 2022
Elon Musk has confirmed that it will soon add the ability to attach long-form text to tweets.