Twitter has up to date its record of options for Twitter Blue, saying subscribers paying for the $8-a-month service will now get “prioritized rankings in conversations” and the power to add movies as much as 60 minutes in size.
Twitter proprietor Elon Musk has lengthy promised to make Twitter Blue customers extra seen on the location. In November he mentioned subscribers would get “Precedence in replies, mentions & search, which is important to defeat spam/rip-off,” and earlier this month the corporate repeated this promise, saying Twitter Blue will supply ”precedence rating in search, mentions, and replies.”
“This characteristic prioritizes your replies on Tweets that you just work together with.”
An replace to the corporate’s Twitter Blue assist web page (noticed by TechCrunch; evaluate to older model right here) says these precedence replies are actually in impact, although it doesn’t reference precedence in search or mentions. The corporate doesn’t supply element on how the characteristic works, saying solely: “This characteristic prioritizes your replies on Tweets that you just work together with.”
Presumably, although, it imply that when ordering replies to a Tweet, Twitter will now weight whether or not or not the person pays for Blue alongside different obvious components just like the time the tweet was posted and its recognition. Earlier this month, Twitter assist mentioned the characteristic was supposed to “decrease the visibility of scams, spam and bots,” although some have apprehensive that paying for precedence may additionally give dangerous actors a straightforward approach to enhance their messages.
Along with prioritized replies, Twitter Blue subscribers can now add movies as much as 60 minutes lengthy, 2GB in measurement, and 1080p decision. This characteristic is simply out there through the online, and Twitter warns in a assist web page that it might have to change “the decision and bitrate of the unique video whereas streaming based mostly on the pace and stability of the viewer’s web connection.” Different present options for Blue subscribers embrace bookmark folders, a reader interface for lengthy threads, and the power to briefly “undo” tweets.