Verification, search engine priority, publishing long videos and halving advertising for $8 - Elon Musk talked about Twitter's revamped Blue subscription
Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk, explained how the updated Twitter Blue subscription will be different.
Here's What We Know
To begin with, it's worth recalling that late last month The Verge announced a paid verification service on Twitter. "Blue tick will only be available to Twitter Blue subscribers, and the subscription itself will cost $20 instead of the current $5. The next day Stephen King expressed dissatisfaction with this price, after which Ilon Musk offered $8 and promised a detailed argument for the need for the cost increase.
Twitter's current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn't have a blue checkmark is bullshit.- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 1, 2022
Power to the people! Blue for $8/month.
The head of Twitter said that the verification of the account will not be the only bonus of the subscription. In particular, users will be able to publish long audio and video, will see twice as little advertising and will be able to view affiliate publications. In addition, accounts with purchased subscriptions will get priority in responses, search results and mentions.
Subscriptions will cost $8 a month, but Elon Musk promises regional pricing depending on people's purchasing power. Right now, for $5, a Twitter Blue subscription offers ad disablement, an NFT profile picture setup, the ability to edit posts and a customizable navigation bar.