Elon Musk teases ‘greater priced’ Twitter Blue subscription with no advertisements


Elon Musk says Twitter will roll out a brand new “greater priced” Blue subscription that doesn’t present advertisements on the platform. The present $7.99 monthly Twitter Blue subscription guarantees 50 p.c fewer advertisements when in comparison with “non-verified individuals,” though this function hasn’t been rolled out but.

We nonetheless don’t know the way a lot the ad-free tier will price or when it’d launch, and Twitter not has a communications staff to contact. The prevailing Blue subscription comes with perks like a blue “verified” checkmark, the flexibility to undo tweets, a solution 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 shoppers, 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 it, stopping the corporate from incomes any advert income. Plus, individuals who use third-party apps won’t see a have to buy a Twitter Blue subscription, as a few of them already provide an enhanced, (and generally ad-free) Twitter expertise.

A screenshot of the Twitter Blue subscription prices by region.

The present pricing for Twitter Blue.
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