Elon Musk today launches Twitter Blue, a payment system that includes the blue checkmark
What's happening on Twitter?
Twitter is available. Changing. The social network led by Elon Musk will launch a new website. It launched its new subscription system this Monday, a month after canceling a chaotic first attempt that generated thousands of thousands of customers. confusion and discomfort among users.
Known as Twitter Blue, this method of payment will give Certain privileges will be given to those who choose to checkout, such as being able to acquire the blue verification badge for their account, a series of functions that will change as the platform works.
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we’re relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday – subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵 pic.twitter.com/DvvsLoSO50
— Twitter (@Twitter) December 10, 2022
Next, we detail in this guide so you don't miss what to do. what changes on Twitter and how it will affect you.
Subscription to Twitter Blue will continue to apply. being eight dollars a month for Android mobile users. However, the price will be It's more expensive for Apple devices, going up to $11 a month. This increased cost for users of iOS, the operating system used by iPhone, iPad or MacThis is due to the commission of up to 30% that Apple charges to applications for appearing in its digital store, the App Store. Although Musk said he would refuse to pay that toll, he has finally passed his payment on to users.
New verification colors
One of the most debated points One of Twitter Blue's benefits is that it will enable It will allow users to buy the coveted blue badge of verification of your account, something that until now had been reserved for public figures such as politicians, artists, companies or journalists, among others
Unlike the plan launched a month ago, the user who wants to get hold of this brand will have to do so. You will need to register a phone number first and if you change your “username, display name or profile picture” the blue tick will be displayed. removed until Twitter reviews and “manually” verify your account again. With this they want to avoid identity theft that proliferated with the previous plan, damaging the reputation of companies or public figures.
This new system will include also new colors. In this way, the companies will have a gold-colored insignia, while it will be white. gray for “governmental and multilateral” organizations.
Users who pay those eight or 11 dollars a month will also be able to edit the tweets they have published, an option that has been demanded for years and that will allow users to access the tweets. make corrections. A priori, users will be able to see the original message, which would help to detect more easily if the edition has served to manipulate information.
Twitter has also announced that “coming soon” subscribers to its paid plan will have other features that will improve your experience, but could also make it worse for others. They are as follows:
More videos (like TikTok)
On the other hand, Twitter users Blue will also be able to post longer, higher quality videos (up to 1080p image resolution) than other users. As other platforms such as Facebook or Instagram are already doing, Twitter aims to give more presence to audiovisual content to try to compete with TikTok, the rival everyone fears.
Pay to be seen
The payment function will allow Twitter users to prioritize their content above others. With this, the platform ensures that “it will help combat scams and unwanted messages (spam)”. In practice, this means that the best way to be seen on the new Twitter and have your posts appear in other people's feeds will be by clicking on Twitter. going through the box If you don't pay, therefore, your messages will be worth less in terms of attention.
Last but not least, users who pay will access a Twitter with less advertising, which will improve the user experience. your browsing experience.