Twitter Blue, the micro-blogging social network’s subscription service, was officially rolled out on Thursday in Canada and Australia at a monthly price of $3.49 and $4.49, respectively.
Twitter Blue will include the highly anticipated Undo Tweet feature as well as Bookmark Folders and Reader Mode for the monthly cost. In addition, subscribers will also have access to custom app icons for the home screen, colour themes for the Twitter app and dedicated customer support.
The Undo Tweet feature will allow subscribers to correct mistakes for up to 30 seconds before the tweet is sent out to the public. People can set a customisable timer to up to 30 seconds, during which time they can preview and revise their tweets, threads and replies before it’s made public.
The feature doesn’t really undo a tweet that has been sent out — try deleting for that — but is more of a preview and correction tool.
The Bookmark Folders will enable subscribers to save tweets and organise them using folders to ensure they can be found when needed.
The Reader Mode will make it even easier to read Twitter threads by making the user interface clutter-free with more focus on the thread’s content — kind of like reading an article.
Twitter Blue will currently only roll out to iOS and will be available on Android in the near future. The feature will also be rolled out in more countries in the coming months.
“A free Twitter is not going away, and never will. This subscription offering is simply meant to add enhanced and complementary features to the already existing Twitter experience for those who want it,” Twitter announced on Thursday. “We will be listening to feedback and building out even more features and perks for our subscribers over time.”
On Wednesday, Twitter also announced that they’ve started rolling out Birdwatch fact checks to fight misinformation on the platform. The feature will currently be available to pilot participants on Android, iOS and web.
Last week, Twitter also rolled out Spaces for web browsers. While users can join Spaces through desktop, they won’t be able to host one yet.
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