Twitter Blue is now available on Android

More than a month after it arrived on iOS and the web, Twitter Blue is finally available on Android.

As of January 19, 2023, the “new” Twitter Blue subscription will be available through the official Twitter app for Android, as first confirmed TechCrunch. The subscription costs $11/month, up from the $8/month you pay by subscribing through a web browser as Twitter tries to offset the cost of Google Play’s in-app purchase fees.

Prior to this change, Twitter Blue was only available to Android users if they first subscribed via the web or an iOS device. Twitter Blue is available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

What do you get with Twitter Blue? Right now mostly just a blue check telling the world you are paying for a blue check.

But with Twitter Blue, there’s also support for posting longer videos and the ability to test tweet editing. In the future, Twitter Blue should also cut ads in half. Twitter also recently started prioritizing accounts subscribed to Blue in replies, mentions, and search.

Subscribing to Twitter Blue requires a verified phone number.

Twitter for Android is still missing some of the platform’s other recent changes, such as the “For You” tab that enforces the algorithmic timeline by default. It was also confirmed this week that Twitter is intentionally blocking the operation of third-party Twitter clients, as they have done for years, citing “long-standing API rules.”

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