Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter has been as drama-filled and entertaining as a reality TV show can get, with lots and lots of arguing and trolling, etc. Since his takeover, Elon has made a few changes to Twitter and one of the most notable of those changes is the addition of Twitter Blue.
Twitter Blue is a premium monthly subscription service that promotes quality conversations, as well as multiple exclusive features that the regular user does not have access to. This new feature is only available on iOS devices for now. It costs $7.99 per month. When you subscribe to Twitter Blue, you get a blue checkmark added to your account and access to select new features, like Edit Tweet, Custom All Icons, Undo Tweet, Bookmark folders, Themes, Reader, and Custom navigation.
Twitter Blue Features
Let’s take a look at the features you can access when you subscribe and how to get Twitter Blue in the US.
The Undo Tweet does exactly what the name insinuates. The feature is activated by default when you subscribe to Twitter Blue. You can personally turn it on or off from your Twitter Blue settings. While turned on, there is a Tweet Undo period every time you tweet, and this tweet is private till that period expires and you tap on “send now”. When it is turned off, your tweet is sent immediately, like a regular tweet.
Bookmark Folders assist you with the organization of your saved tweets. To create a Bookmarked Folder, you must bookmark a tweet with a Twitter Blue subscription. When you add a tweet to your bookmark, a notification with the option to ” Add to folder” will pop up. There is no limit to the number of bookmarks you can have with Twitter Blue.
This feature allows you to choose and save at least 2-6 items for your button navigation bar on your Twitter app. When the default items from the navigation bar are removed, you will find them listed in the Profile menu.
Twitter App Icon
The Twitter App Icon feature gives you the privilege of picking how you want your Twitter App icon to be displayed. There are lots of colors and seasonal options to pick from. Some of which are only available for a limited time.
Twitter App Theme
One of the cool new features you can access when you get Twitter Blue in the US is the Twitter App Theme. The feature allows you to customize the theme colors for your Twitter app.
“Labs” is an exclusive Twitter Blue feature that Twitter Blue users have early access to features that are being tested before they become available to other users. As time goes on, features will change. Some features may become available to all Twitter users while others become exclusive subscribers-only features.
How to sign up or get Twitter Blue in the US
To sign up or get Twitter Blue in the US, follow these steps:
•Open your Twitter app
•Head to your Profile menu (three bars)
•Tap on “Twitter Blue”
•Select the blue “Subscribe for $/year” button.
•Follow the rest of the in-app purchase instructions.
And just like that, you now have access to Twitter Blue as a subscriber, it’s really that easy.
To check your Twitter subscription status:
•Head to your Profile menu, once again.
•Tap on “Twitter Blue”.
•There, you will see an Active status badge with a green check that confirms that you are subscribed to Twitter Blue.
To access feature settings gained from Twitter Blue:
••Head to your Profile menu, once again.
•Tap on “Twitter Blue.
•Your Twitter Blue subscription page displays with the Active badge in the top right.
•Under Feature settings, select the feature you’d like to customize.
That covers it on how to get Twitter Blue in the US. With time, Twitter is only going to get better, as this is the first version of Twitter Blue. Elon Musk has made his intentions to make the Twitter experience outstanding quite clear. With the addition of future features and the brainstorming of different monetization ideas, the future of Twitter seems bright.
For more information about Twitter Blue, see the official Twitter help page.