Good news for typo-prone tweeters: Twitter Blue, a $ 2.99 monthly subscription, appears to be coming to a Timeline near you soon.
Two weeks ago, researcher Jane Manchun Wong first reported that Twitter’s new subscription service is in the works. But yesterday, Twitter’s iOS App Store listing was updated to list Twitter Blue as an in-app purchase, confirming the earlier findings of this unofficial source. While users cannot yet subscribe to Twitter Blue – even after downloading the app update – Wong has found details about the service, signaling that its launch may be imminent.
In addition to the cancel button, that Wong discovered as of March, this service will include a reader mode, which turns tweet threads into “easy-to-read text”. Twitter acquired Scroll and Review this year in an effort to improve the reading experience for users on the app, so this addition makes sense. Additionally, users will be able to change the color of the Twitter app icon, as well as the color theme of their timeline, a feature already available on the web. Twitter Blue subscribers can also organize tweets by Collections – this feature looks like an updated version of bookmarks, but with the added possibility of organizing tweets in folders.
Currently, Twitter ads represent 85% of the company’s turnover. Twitter said Bloomberg in february that it plans to “research and experiment” new ways to monetize the platform, especially as the growth in its number of users has slow motion. But finished Over the past few months, Twitter has teased some of the biggest changes to the platform since the doubling of the 140 character tweet limit in 2018. These features include Super follow-up, Tip jar, Twitter spaces, and more.
This week at JP Morgan’s Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference, Twitter CFO Ned Segal indicated that the company considers Twitter Blue and Super Follows to be two distinct types of subscriptions. On Google Play, the Twitter app page lists an in-app product priced at $ 4.99 per item, which could also indicate the upcoming launch of Super Follows. Segal also said Twitter would offer more information about the service in the coming months and then “eventually roll it out to people around the world.”
Finally, for those of us who are wondering – no, there is no indication of any plans for an “edit tweet” button at this time.