It looks like Twitter is getting ready to launch its rumor service. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered and tested a $3-a-month “Twitter Blue”
On May 15, Jane Manchun Wong reported that Twitter is working on a service called Twitter Blue. Her reports were confirmed when Twitter added the subscription service to the App Store list on May 27. Wong somehow managed to sign up for the service, which isn’t quite available yet, and had a chance to poke around at some of its features.
In addition to an undo button, Wong says Twitter Blue will have a read mode for long discussions and the ability to save tweets to Collections. Unlike Twitter’s bookmarking feature, Collections allow users to organize their saved tweets into separate folders.
Twitter Blue also includes some exclusive customization options, such as a colored timeline and interchangeable Twitter app icons. Unfortunately, the inclusion of these features in Twitter Blue means they’re unlikely to make their way to regular users.
Social media platforms are trying to diversify their revenue stream, in part because of the impact Apple’s new privacy tools are having on advertising dollars. Twitter recently told Bloomberg that it is working on new features to monetize and has since announced Super Follow and Tip Jar.
In other words, Twitter Blue will not be the only paid service on the Twitter platform. But we still don’t know when Twitter Blue will launch or how Wong got access to the subscription in the first place. Follow Wong on Twitter for information about Twitter Blue.
Source: Jane Manchun Wong via Engadget