For some time now there have been rumors and hints about the possible paid service of the social network Twitter. So far Twitter has always been free for users in exchange for advertising and collecting preference data. However, they are preparing to launch a paid version as well. These are its features.
While Twitter has not said anything official so far, features have been leaked multiple times. Researcher Jane Manchun Wong has been in charge of revealing them after analyzing the content of the Twitter app. Now she has come up with the possible price, name, and some of the features of the paid Twitter.
Unfollow tweets… if you pay
In a recent tweet from the researcher, we have been able to see what name Twitter will use for its paid version. Or, at least, what they are using internally right now. It is ‘Twitter Blue’ and along with the name we also know the price to pay to access it: $2.99 per month.
What will ‘Twitter Blue’ allow? First and foremost, as is obvious, to eliminate advertising and have a more private service. On the other hand, Twitter will offer the option to undo the sending of a tweet (we saw it a few months ago) for a few seconds. An approximation to the option to edit a tweet that has been requested for years.
In addition to the above, it appears that Twitter will now allow collections of tweets in its paid service. Currently, with ‘Bookmarks’ you can easily save tweets, apparently, with collections, you will be able to categorize and classify those bookmarks in folders of different categories and content.
Beyond that, it seems that Twitter will allow subscribing to different levels of access. The higher the price plan, the more extra features you will get. Some of these prices will probably also include access to newsletters and paid articles, not surprisingly they acquired Revue in January and Scroll this May.
Finally, we must not forget the payments that could be made independently to individual users. We have on the one hand the ‘Supèr Follow’ to subscribe to a user’s tweets and on the other hand the ‘Tip Jar’ to tip users.