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 monthly Twitter Blue subscription guarantees 50 percent fewer ads when in comparison with “non-verified folks,” though this function hasn’t been rolled out but.
We nonetheless don’t understand how a lot the ad-free tier will price or when it’d launch, and Twitter now not has a communications group to contact. The prevailing Blue subscription comes with perks like a blue “verified” checkmark, the power to undo tweets, a strategy to add longer 1080p movies, a reader mode for threads, and prioritized ranking in conversations.
This comes simply days after Twitter quietly put a ban on third-party clients, 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 to create a substitute or related service or product to the Twitter Purposes.”
As my colleague Mitchell Clark points 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 may not see a must buy a Twitter Blue subscription, as a few of them already provide an enhanced, (and typically ad-free) Twitter expertise.