Twitter launched Twitter Blue, a premium service that enables additional features on the website and apps for subscribed users.
Twitter Blue is available in the US and New Zealand, where users will pay a monthly subscription of $2.99 or NZD $4.49 to get many additional features.
One of the new features is ad-free articles, as Twitter has partnered with US-based publications such as The Washington Post, LA Times, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, Reuters, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Insider and The Hollywood. Reporter.
Clicking a link from one of these services will open a fast-loading, ad-free article page. A portion of your Twitter Blue subscription goes to these posts each time you click on an article.
Subscribers will also have access to the Top Articles feature, which will show them the most shared articles from the last 24 hours in their network. This feature will be available on Android and desktop devices only.
And perhaps the most requested feature on Twitter is the edit button. The new Undo Tweet feature builds somewhat on this idea but approaches it in a different way. After sending the Tweet, you will have a little time during which you can unsend the Tweet if you are not satisfied with it. Once the time runs out, the Tweet is sent automatically.
There is also a new Reader mode that has been added to make it easier to read long threads of tweets. Reader mode turns a thread of tweets into a page long, similar to the experience offered by some third-party services like Thread Reader.
Moreover, there is also an option to customize your navigation bar. Currently, the navigation bar contains static elements, including Home, Explore, Notifications, and Messages. Twitter Blue users will be able to remove or rearrange these options and add more for a total of six. This feature is only available on iOS.
There is also an option to customize your navigation bar. Currently, the navigation bar has static elements, including Home, Explore, Notifications, and Messages. Twitter Blue users will be able to remove or rearrange these options and add more for a total of six. This feature is only available on iOS.
The bookmarks feature has also been updated with folder support, users can now create custom folders within bookmarks to sort their saved tweets.
Twitter Blue on iOS users will also get exclusive new app icons and colorful themes.
Finally, Twitter Blue users also get early access to new and experimental features. These features may eventually become available to other users or may be eliminated entirely. Currently, Twitter Blue users can test the feature for posting videos up to 10 minutes (available on desktop only) as well as the new pinned conversations options within Messages (iOS only).