Twitter Blue, a new subscription-based service from Twitter, is reportedly soon to be available to users in Pakistan. The blue icon for the service has been spotted by some users on the platform’s website version, and when clicked, it opens a window that showcases the features included in the subscription. The blue checkmark, previously exclusive to verified accounts of politicians, celebrities, journalists and other public figures, will now be available to anyone who is willing to pay.
The cost of the desktop app is $8 while the mobile app (available on both iOS and Android) will require a payment of over $11 to access the new features. This subscription service was first introduced by Twitter’s owner, Elon Musk, in November 2022, but was later discontinued due to an influx of fake accounts claiming to be verified with a blue checkmark.
Twitter has stated that Android users will be able to purchase the monthly subscription for $11, the same price as iOS users. The higher pricing for Android users is to offset the fees charged by Google’s Play Store, similarly to the fees charged by Apple’s App Store. The annual plan for the web-based Twitter Blue is priced at $84, providing a discount from the monthly web subscription cost of $8. This discount will be available in countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
In December 2022, the service was relaunched with a few minor changes. Subscribing to Twitter Blue provides users with premium features to enhance their experience on the platform, including undoing tweets, changing color schemes, and exclusive access to official Twitter content. The cost of the service varies by region.
Twitter is a widely-known social media platform where users can post short messages, or “tweets”, that can contain text, images or videos. Since its creation in 2006, it has grown to become one of the largest and most popular social media networks in the world. With the introduction of Twitter Blue, users can now have a more personalized and enjoyable experience on the platform.