Twitter could launch new features with a new subscription service – Twitter Blue
Twitter is working on a paid subscription service called Twitter Blue. It is likely to be launched in the United States first.
Priced at $2.99, Twitter Blue is a new subscription service which unlocks new features for subscribers on top of the existing feature-set of Twitter. It had been working on these features for quite some time now. Jane Manchun Wong, a well-known researcher has explained the features coming along with this service in a series of tweets.
First up is an improvement to Twitter’s Bookmarks feature. Known as Collections, this feature brings the ability to save and Organize Tweets inside folders which they can easily locate later on. This is similar to Instagram’s Save feature which allows us to save Posts inside different Collections. At this stage of development, a user will not be able to search or filter these bookmarks, but we would hope by the time Collections launches, this feature would also be available.
The next exciting addition to Twitter Blue is the ability to undo a Tweet posted by the user. This undo button will work in a similar way like Gmail’s Undo Send works. Once a Tweet is posted, the user will see an option to undo the tweet sent. On phones, this would be below the status bar while on desktop, it could probably be on the bottom edge of the current tab, but things could change by the time this feature rolls out. The company is also giving us the option to edit the timer for undoing a Tweet, which ranges from 5 to 30 seconds.
The company is also exploring to add multiple tiers to this service, where a higher tier will have more features in addition to the lower tiers, very similar to how Discord works. These tiered layers may have features from the company’s recent acquisitions – Scroll and Revue. While Scroll provides an ad-free experience while reading news sites, Revue allows people to publish free and paid newsletters. We can expect either both of these services to be bundled along with Twitter Blue tiers, or we can expect features from these companies to be integrated into Twitter directly.
The news regarding the subscription service is the latest addition the platform has added to the social media platform. Twitter has been on a rampant spree of launching new features in 2021. The company had already launched Twitter Spaces, announced Tip-Jar feature to pay other Twitter users directly for their tweets and is about to re-launch its Verified program. At this moment, it looks like the service will be initially available for users in America but can later roll-out to more countries in the world.
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