Twitter has been constantly working on adding more features to its platform. One of these is some kind of paid subscription service. According to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, the microblogging site is likely to call the service ‘Twitter Blue’ and the company has decided to charge USD 2.99 per month as a subscription fee. The subscription would give users a host of features like bookmark collections. This feature will allow users to easily organize and save their favorite tweets so that they can be found easily at a later date. It will include an ‘Undo’ feature. This will give users a small window to ‘undo’ a tweet. This means, they will have a short time to check for any mistakes before the tweet is actually posted on the platform.
According to Wong, the ‘Tweet Undo’ period could be customizable and therefore every user is likely to have the freedom of setting their preferred interval. Moreover, users will have the option of selecting where they want this ‘Undo’ feature to apply. For example, they can select it for original tweets, quote tweets replies, and tweetstorms. According to Wong, the microblogging site is working on a tiered subscription pricing model. This means that different tiers could have different paid features. However, Twitter has not made any official comment on these findings of Wong. Also, there is no confirmation about when exactly these features would be available and at what cost.
It must be noted that Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey said last year that the microblogging site would set a ‘really high bar’ when it starts asking users to ‘pay for aspects of Twitter.’ And this is evident because Twitter has been experimenting with a lot of things in the recent past. Earlier this month, Twitter acquired ad-removing service Scroll. It is a USD 5 subscription service that removes ads from the site you browse. Avid Twitter users have been for long demanding an ad-free experience and this acquisition is certainly a step in that direction. Twitter also announced that it would soon restart its verification program. Twitter will soon start accepting applications for this. Twitter users have been demanding this for a long. However, there is still uncertainty about what type of accounts will qualify for the verification process and when exactly the process would begin.