The social media company, Twitter has quietly released its new Blue subscription on iOS. Jane Manchun Wong, a reverse engineering expert, discovered Twitter’s new subscription ‘Blue’ earlier this month. And now the new in-app purchase feature is published on Twitter’s App Store information.
As an effort to reduce the company’s dependency on ads revenue, it was reported that Twitter is working on subscription-based products which will give a chance to influencers, or public figures to earn by offering exclusive content like videos, images, tweets, and others.
Last month, the social media platform launched a new ‘Tip Jar’ feature which allows users to financially support their favorite journalists, experts, creators, NGOs, and others by sending them money. The new service supports payments via Cash App, PayPal, Venmore, and Bandcamp. However, that did not go as the company might have expected. Users noticed that their email and house addresses were shared by the recipients. But unlike Tip Jar, Twitter Blue offers exclusive features on the app like the ‘undo’ button and more.
Twitter Blue subscription is now available for $2.99 on iOS
As Jane Wong reported, the new Twitter Blue subscription is available for $2.99 with access to the most requested Undo Tweets feature. However, the ‘Edit Tweet’ feature is not included in the new subscription tier.
In addition, users will also be able to change the interval for this progress bar, a new collection of features to save and organize tweets, and a bookmarking feature for an in-depth organization.Wong noticed that organizational features are similar to Instagram’s collection feature. And for personalization, users can change the icon’s signature blue background to another color: pink, green, orange, purple, and others.
The platform has been constantly offering new features to improve users’ experience, especially on iOS. Twitter launched and support for larger image preview, 4K images, and others. It is also testing ways to let users watch YouTube videos directly from the tweet on iOS and is looking to introduce Facebook-type reaction emojis.