Twitter has started rolling out its subscription service Twitter Blue, the company reports in a blog. Australia and Canada are the first countries to use the service, which costs between 2 and 3 euros per month. Subscribers get some exclusive options back, which are not available to free users.
Twitter stresses when the subscription service appears that the free version of Twitter will not disappear. Twitter Blue is intended as a supplement for people who want more features and are willing to pay for them.
One of those features is the ability to retrieve a tweet sent before others can see it. Twitter builds in up to 30 seconds of delay. Within that time, for example, users can still detect spelling errors and adjust them. Also, with a preview, users can see what their tweet will look like on the network.
Subscribers will also have access to a bookmark feature. This allows them to store tweets of themselves or others in an organized way, for example by organizing them in folders. There is also a ‘ read mode ‘ that displays Twitter threads in a more readable text. Multiple tweets from a thread are bundled into one screen, without too much distraction.
Paying Twitter users can also customize the app icon and change the colours of the service.
It is not known when Twitter Blue will become available in other countries.