Elon Musk says Twitter will roll out a brand new “increased priced” Blue subscription that doesn’t present advertisements on the platform. The present $7.99 per 30 days Twitter Blue subscription guarantees 50 p.c fewer advertisements when in comparison with “non-verified folks,” though this function hasn’t been rolled out but.
We nonetheless don’t know the way a lot the ad-free tier will value or when it’d launch, and Twitter now not has a communications staff to contact. The present Blue subscription comes with perks like a blue “verified” checkmark, the power to undo tweets, a method to add longer 1080p movies, a reader mode for threads, and prioritized rating in conversations.
This comes simply days after Twitter quietly put a ban on third-party purchasers, like Tweetbot and Twitterrific. On Thursday, the corporate up to date its developer settlement to notice that builders can’t use Twitter’s API to “create or try and create a substitute or related service or product to the Twitter Functions.”
As my colleague Mitchell Clark factors out, whereas some builders pay to entry Twitter’s API, Twitter doesn’t present advertisements by means of it, stopping the corporate from incomes any advert income. Plus, individuals who use third-party apps may not see a have to buy a Twitter Blue subscription, as a few of them already provide an enhanced, (and typically ad-free) Twitter expertise.
The present pricing for Twitter Blue. Picture: Twitter