Twitter lists paid-for ‘Blue’ subscription provider on app shops


Twitter has indexed a brand new paid-for “Twitter Blue” provider on app shops, suggesting the social media corporate would possibly release its long-rumoured subscription provider quickly.

Cell phone app shops confirmed the provider, even supposing (*2*)its anticipated options didn’t but seem to be to be had.

A subscription plan has lengthy been anticipated as Twitter seems to be for extra tactics to earn a living from its huge person base. In April, the corporate stated it had 199 million customers from whom it will earn a living each day, a 20% year-on-year building up.

On Apple’s App Retailer Twitter lists “Twitter Blue” below in-app purchases for £2.49 in the United Kingdom and $2.99 in the USA retailer. At the Android retailer the Twitter checklist displays “in-app purchases” however does now not listing pricing for the provider.

Anticipated options for the paid provider come with an “undo” button to permit customers to recall tweets for a couple of seconds after sending them, a “collections” function so customers could make separate lists of tweets (quite than depending on a unmarried bookmarks listing), and a style to assist you learn lengthy threads.

The app listings for Twitter Blue had been came upon through Jane Manchun Wong, an unbiased researcher who works on unearthing app options sooner than they’re launched. On Thursday, she stated the provider incorporated new color subject matters and icons.


Twitter confirms “Twitter Blue”, which prices $2.99 per thirty days through publicly together with such In-App Acquire at the App Retailer

(*20*)For checking out, I’ve develop into the primary paying Twitter Blue buyer 😅

(*20*)Twitter Blue comes with Colour Issues in addition to customized App Icons

(*20*)Reader Mode coming quickly (*11*)

— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) Might 27, 2021

Charging customers for added options may just considerably building up Twitter’s money-making talents. Within the first three months of 2021 on my own, the corporate made revenues of $1bn (£700m). Discovering different resources of earnings may just additionally make it much less vulnerable to fluctuations in world call for for promoting, in addition to technological adjustments reminiscent of Apple’s clampdown on monitoring on its gadgets.

Twitter, which is administered through its founder, Jack Dorsey, has purchased corporations within the subscription financial system. Those incorporated the January acquire of Revue, which provides paid-for e mail newsletters, and Scroll, a provider that gets rid of commercials from information internet sites.

Previous this month, Twitter offered a “tip jar” function, permitting customers to make small bills to others by way of third-party products and services. The function is first of all restricted to a small choice of customers.