Twitter Blue is now available on Android at the same price as iOS
A day after launching an annual subscription for Twitter Blue, the social media company has extended the paid plan to users on Android. Individuals will have to pay $11 per month if they buy the Twitter Blue plan through Android. The pricing, same as that on iOS, is higher than the $8 offering for those who subscribe through a web browser.
It’s likely that Elon Musk & co. want to avoid paying fees for in-app purchases to Google (as they did with Apple). So users will have to pay more.
To recap, the Twitter Blue plan is now available across platforms in six countries: the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Twitter Blue subscribers currently get features like the blue verification mark, longer video uploads and priority ranking in conversation replies. Other features include a thread reader, the ability to edit tweets and custom icons and themes.
Twitter launched its annual subscription plan at $84 a year on Monday. It is the cheapest way to get the Blue subscription plan, but given how the company has pushed and pulled features, there is no guarantee that the current set of benefits will be available for a year.
Now that Twitter’s new paid plan is available on all platforms, we have to wait and see if it proves to be the big money maker that Musk has hoped for. Earlier this week, Financial Times reported that Twitter will by the end of the month be due for interest payment on the loans worth nearly $13 billion that Musk took to purchase the company. So Twitter would want its subscription revenues to up stats.
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