Twitter confirms new paid subscription service

In this photo illustration Twitter logo is displayed on a smartphone screen in Athens, Greece on April 14, 2021. (Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Will you pay if there is also a paid subscription service for free-to-use social platforms? Twitter’s iOS side quietly added an in-app purchaseOptions, Named “Twitter Blue”. For $2.99 ​​a month, you can have some additional features.

According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong For sharing, Twitter Blue will give “retracted tweets” and a new reading mode, the latter is designed for long tweets with a large number of responses. At the same time, there will be personalized functions such as custom app icons and colors.

Yeah, Twitter’s product director is inEarlierWhen they acquired Scroll, they mentioned that they were designing new features for paying subscribers, including ad-free browsing. But it seems that the paid functions currently given are relatively simple, depending on the future development progress of Twitter. However, when the main website inquired with Twttier today, they refused to respond.

In any case, this shows a new possibility, that is, the social platforms that have been used for free for more than a decade will still need to be used one day, which makes people reflect on the price of Internet services.

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