Twitter has confirmed the price of its paid subscription, Twitter Blue, in India. As per the Apple App store listing, Twitter Blue will be available at Rs 269 in the country. The price has been listed in the In-App Purchase section of the App store. The Google Play store listing still doesn’t mention the pricing anywhere. Also Read - Losing thousands of Twitter followers? Here’s why that might be happening
Update: We reached out to Twitter and the spokesperson said, “We have not determined pricing for markets other than AU and CA just yet. We intend to learn from these first two markets, iterate and improve the product as we go along.” Also Read - After Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey; will Mark Zuckerberg be next to leave his company?
In an official blogpost Twitter stated, “Starting today, we will be rolling out our first iteration of Twitter Blue in Australia and Canada. Our hope with this initial phase is to gain a deeper understanding of what will make your Twitter experience more customized, more expressive, and generally speaking more.” Also Read - Twitter will not allow posts with photos, videos of private individuals without consent
With the price of Rs 269, looks like Twitter Blue paid subscription plan is slightly on the expensive side in India when compared to other markets. In the US, the Twitter Blue subscription is available for a price of $2.99 (which roughly translates to Rs 219) in the US. In comparison, Twitter Blue comes for a price of 2.49 Pounds (approximately around Rs 258) in the UK App store. All these prices have been listed in the Apple App store.
With Twitter Blue subscription service users will be offered premium features such as undo tweet, reader mode, bookmark folder, among others. Users will also get an opportunity to customize their fee/timeline with their favorite colour/theme. Twitter paid users will also get an option to change the app icon, now that’s going to be an interesting take. “Subscribers will also get access to perks, such as customizable app icons for their device’s home screen and fun color themes for their Twitter app, and will have access to dedicated subscription customer support,” an official blogpost mentioned.
While we know the price of the base plan, reports suggest that there will be more subscription plans as well. Basically, the more you pay, more features and privileges you get. There’s still no long-time awaited edit option, though.