Twitter Blue has been a mess since Musk took over as CEO. For those unaware, the company rolled out Twitter Blue which offered the Verified Tick aka Blue Tick, for $8 per month. To no one’s surprise, it has been extensively misused as the fake accounts have altered their profile picture, name and user ID to impersonate prominent brands or celebrities. We’ve witnessed a slew of hilarious tweets from such accounts that a brand would never think to post. As a result, Twitter Blue was canceled and recently relaunched for iOS at $11 per month. And it’s now rolling out for Android. But the price is not something you would like.
Twitter Blue for Android costs the same as iOS – $11 per month. To put things into perspective, that’s more than the base tiers of many streaming platforms. With streaming services you get access to a wide variety of theoretically unlimited content, but with Twitter Blue you currently get a blue tick and the ability to edit tweets. The latter might be worth paying, but not $11. You can also subscribe to Twitter Blue for $8 a month on the web, which is much cheaper but is it worth subscribing? You decide.
According to Twitter, a Blue subscriber gets priority ranking in conversations, and future rollouts will include features like bookmark folders, custom app icons, themes, top stories, and a reader view to turn “long discussion threads into a more beautiful reading experience”. The subscription can be worth $8 or even $11 per month once all these features are available.
You can now also subscribe to Twitter Blue on an annual subscription basis for $84 on the web, which translates to $7 per month. This may be the best option if you’re sure you’ll need it for a year. The Twitter Blue subscription is currently available on web, iOS, and Android in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The company plans to expand its subscription service soon. You can find the prices for each region below.
However, you should note that the company mentions on its website that Twitter reserves “the right without notice to remove your blue checkmark at any time in its sole discretion without offering you a refund, including if you violate our Terms of Service. or if your account is suspended.”
If you subscribed to Twitter Blue earlier for $2.99 or $4.99 or $7.99 per month, you will be notified of the price change on iOS. You can either continue at $11 on iOS/Android and $8 on web or lose your subscription.