Twitter’s iOS app confirms ‘Blue’ paid subscription service

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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Earlier this month, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong found that Twitter was working on a paid subscription service ‘Twitter Blue’ and now the American microblogging platform has quietly confirmed the existence of this feature.

The confirmation came via Twitter’s official app page in the iOS App Store, which now indicates that the app has an in-app purchase called “Twitter Blue.” The price of this new service will be $2.29 per month in the US.

Twitter Blue has been listed as an in-app purchase within the Twitter app for iOS. It’s also listed with a price tag of $2.299. This was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong who ended up becoming the first paying Twitter Blue customers.

Based on details shared by Wong, Twitter Blue comes with color themes and custom app icons. Users will be able to choose different colors like yellow, red and purple as the Twitter theme. Paid subscribers can also change the app icon to pink, purple, green, orange and more colors.

In addition to the color theme, Twitter Blue comes with more perks including the option to quickly undo tweets. It will also let users categorize their favorite tweets into different collections. There’s also ‘Read Mode’ that turns long threads into a more readable format.

Twitter Blue will be offered with different subscription plans. Users who purchase higher subscription plans will have access to more features. The $2.99 price could be the base subscription plan.

It is still unknown when Twitter plans to officially announce the paid Blue subscription service. Twitter Blue will be the latest paid offering from the microblogging platform. It has already announced Super Follow that will let users pay for exclusive content. The social network also announced Tip Jar to support content creators directly through their profiles or Live Spaces.

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