What is Twitter Blue? Tipster Jane Manchun Wong reveals paid version will allow users to undo and save tweets

Twitter's subscription service 'Twitter Blue' is priced at $2.99 per month according to Wong and the microblogging app will possibly offer different tiers of service


                            What is Twitter Blue? Tipster Jane Manchun Wong reveals paid version will allow users to undo and save tweets
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Undo tweets will no longer be a far-fetched dream any more thanks to an imminent subscription service from Twitter. Jane Manchun Wong, the famed Twitter tipster revealed on her page on Saturday, May 15 that the microblogging app is planning to launch 'Twitter Blue' which will cost $2.99 per month. At the beginning of May, Twitter announced via a blog post about their acquisition of ad blocker Scroll. Twitter's vice president of product added how they were planning to include Scroll as part of "an upcoming subscription offering we're currently exploring".

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"As a Twitter subscriber, picture getting access to premium features where you can easily read articles from your favorite news outlet or a writer's newsletter from Revue, with a portion of your subscription going to the publishers and writers creating the content," the blog post further read.

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Twitter had already tested features like undo tweets, a tipping system where users could pay people to follow their unseen content, and Super Follows. Dentley Davis who runs Twitter's design and research operations said products that paid creators could motivate them to "continue creating great content that their audience loves." There is also a Scroll technology that could offer Twitter users to access tweets without annoying advertisements. 

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When will Twitter Blue roll out?

There is no official confirmation from the honchos at the social networking service about Twitter Blue and the timeline when the subscription service will go live and be available for use is unclear as well. There's not a lot of information about Twitter Blue right now but Wong has managed to unearth some clues which she has laid out for patrons.

Apart from the price point, Wong also revealed Twitter Blue (if it becomes a reality) will allow users to undo their tweets and create bookmark collections, a feature that remains one of the most requested. Wong also added that Twitter is seemingly working on a tiered subscription model where one tier will have more paid features to explore and use than the others.

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Twitter Blue features

Wong wrote, "Twitter is calling their upcoming Subscription Service 'Twitter Blue', priced at $2.99/month for now, including paid features like: undo tweets and collections." She had revealed the bit about the undo option in March 2021 first via her Twitter account. In a follow-up tweet, Wong wrote, "Twitter is also working on the tiered subscription pricing model, with one tier having more paid features than the other For example, users on higher-priced tiers could enjoy premium experiences, such as clutter-free news reading experience (Twitter is acquiring @tryscroll recently)"

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In her final tweet about 'Twitter Blue', Wong wrote, "Tony Haile (@arctictony), former CEO of Scroll (now part of Twitter) has mentioned it’ll be “integrated into a broader Twitter subscription” in the acquisition announcement tweet, confirming that Twitter Blue (or other tiers) will include the clutter-free news-reading experience."

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Twitter users react on Twitter Blue 

"I could just delete the tweet instead of worrying about "undo sending" it (sorry I don't even see how this feature helps anything), and bookmarks kinda already work for saving tweets. so why would I pay for these features that already exist?" tweeted a fan pointing out how these new features don't add up to much and there are alternative options that fulfil the same requirements.

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"People who use Twitter as a job tool will likely find these addons useful. As a non-pro user, though, I would not. I have one tweet bookmarked, have never had a reason to maintain a tweet collection, and happily open links in reader mode in the same browser. (Twitter apps? Meh.)" noted another user who believes Twitter Blue features aren't as exciting for those who use the app for non-professional reasons. "Guess there’ll be a lot of people leaving Twitter soon. Obviously, the advertising revenue / personal data, ain’t enough," tweeted another.

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