Twitter Blue is now available on Android for $11/month


Twitter Blue has been extended to users on Android, the microblogging website confirmed. Individuals will have to pay $11 (about UGX 40,500) per month, the the same price as iOS users which is up from the $8 offering (about UGX 29,500) for those who subscribe via a web browser. This is reportedly due to the company trying to prevent both Google and Apple from paying the fees imposed on developers for in-app purchases.

The revamped Twitter Blue originally launched last November as a new method of monetizing the social platform after Elon Musk acquired the social site for $44 billion, but was suspended days later after several fake verified accounts took over the microblogging site posing as brands and public figures.

Currently available in six countries; The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan will offer the updated Blue premium benefits to subscribers, including a blue verification checkmark, custom icons and themes, priority ranking in conversation replies, access to the ability to edit tweets, thread reader mode and upload 1080p and longer videos.

For users who don’t want to pay the $8 monthly (on the web), Twitter launched an annual plan earlier this week for $84 (about UGX310,000) if they get it on the web. It’s the cheapest way to get the Blue plan, but there’s no guarantee that Blue’s current set of benefits will be available for a year, given the constant changes on the platform.

Now that Twitter’s new paid subscription is available on all platforms, we’ll have to wait and see if it turns out to be the big money maker Musk was hoping for. Ever since the acquisition of the social media company Musk has pointed out that the company needs to make money and he relies heavily on the new plan to bring in a ton of revenue.

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