Twitter Blue Users Will Get These 3 Exclusive Features, As Per Elon Musk

Twitter Blue Users Should Get These 3 Exclusive Features, As Per Elon Musk
Twitter Blue Users Should Get These 3 Exclusive Features, As Per Elon Musk

Now that Elon Musk has joined the Twitter board, he shared three features that only Twitter Blue users will be able to enjoy.

Twitter Blue is a premium monthly subscription costing $3/month which gives members access to exclusive features.

Premium Features: Undo

Some of the existing premium features include an “Undo Tweet” feature, customized Twitter app icons and the ability to add bookmarks.

The undo feature does not allow editing, rather it lets subscribers change their tweet before it goes live, so they can preview and revise the tweet before it is posted.

Premium Features: Special Support

Premium users also get dedicated customer support for subscription specific issues such as managing subscription, how to access accounts or settings and enrollment issues.

There is also support for troubleshooting special features only available to subscribers.

Pricing, Payment

Musk suggested that the subscription price should probably be ~$2/month, but paid 12 months up front.

According to him, the pricing “should be proportionate to affordability & in local currency.”

Another idea he floated is the option to pay with dogecoin and asked Twitter users for their views.

Feature #1

Those who subscribe to Twitter Blue will get an authentication mark.

Feature #2

Another useful and much demanded feature is the ability to edit tweets which Blue members can do in 20 seconds time.

Feature #3

Third, Twitter Blue will be an ad-free experience.

To the final point, Musk added that corporations get greater power to dictate policy as long as Twitter is dependent on advertising money to survive.

Largest Shareholder, New Board Member

Musk joined the company board on April 5 after becoming the biggest shareholder with a 9.2% stake.

He said that he is looking forward to working with the board to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months”.

Converting HQ To Homeless Shelter?

As he is often wont to do, he set up a poll on Twitter asking his followers to vote on whether the firm’s San Francisco headquarters should be converted to a homeless shelter as “no-one shows up (to work there)”. 

He received 300,000 votes in an hour, with 90% answering yes.

Editing Feature

On April 6 Twitter announced that it is working on a way for users to edit their 280-character messages.

The feature will be tested on Twitter Blue in the coming months from which the company can learn “what works, what doesn’t, and what’s possible”.

This implies that most Twitter users may have to wait a while to get to use it if they ever do.

Availability

Twitter blue is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 

It is available for in-app purchases on Twitter for iOS and Android, or on twitter.com through payment partner Stripe.

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