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Twitter Blue expands subscription service

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By Nicole

Twitter‘s subscription extends its services to 35 new countries.

The following nations will be eligible to use the paid service, according to TechCrunch: Holland, Poland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, Romania, Czech Republic, Finland, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia, Slovenia, Estonia, Croatia, Luxembourg, Malta, and Cyprus. With this addition, more than 35 nations now have access to Twitter Blue. A number of features, such as the ability to edit tweets, 1080p video uploads, a reading mode, a saved stuff folder, and a featured articles section, were already created for Twitter Blue before Elon Musk fully took over the firm.

Twitter Blue offers, as a base, a blue check mark to users who have always wanted one to feel significant for a price of 8 euros every month in Spain (7 euros paying for a complete year (a feature that Meta is also testing on Facebook and Instagram). With Musk at the helm, Twitter has sought to strengthen the subscription service and has introduced a variety of features in an effort to expand its user base and find a stable Revenue stream independent of advertising.

Company has the right to remove a users blue tick if they violate the rule.

These benefits include fewer advertisements, a blue verification checkmark, the ability to publish movies up to 60 minutes long, longer Tweets of up to 4,000 characters, early access to Twitter Blue Labs features (which Twitter is developing but hasn’t yet officially announced), and many more. Twitter, however, hasn’t provided a specific date for when the decreased advertisements feature would go live or be available. Although the function is an optional add-on that users are not required to activate in order to enjoy Twitter, it can improve their overall experience.

In the event that a user violates Twitter’s Rules of Service or has their account suspended, Twitter reserves the right, without prior warning and without issuing a refund, to remove their blue checkmark. After Elon Musk became the company’s CEO in October 2022, Twitter Blue has experienced a wide range of changes. At its initial 2021 debut, the membership offered ad-free articles for $2.99 per month. Musk increased the price to $8 per month and gave users a blue checkmark in contrast.

Different coloured marks for different purposes.

Meanwhile, the function was swiftly turned off once it became possible for people to mimic official accounts. Since then, the membership has been relaunched to provide access to a number of Twitter features that are not available to free users. The platform offered multi-coloured checkmarks (Blue, Yellow, and Grey) in addition to the standard Blue checkmark to signify various things. The authenticity of accounts is confirmed by the blue verification badges. On Twitter, the yellow or gold badge is used to confirm official business or media accounts.

According to Twitter, the grey checkmark is a mechanism to validate specific profiles, such as official accounts from the government, political parties, the media, and brands. Without providing any further details, Twitter adds that “some other public individuals” are also affected. Musk made it known in the months before his acquisition that he planned to change the way Twitter validates accounts and deals with bots. He is currently focused on increasing subscriptions such that they account for half of the business’s total revenue.

Individual investors still can’t get enough of Tesla.

Elon Musk’s Tesla, his other company, has a large investor base. Beware, Twitter may soon be back on the market. Individual Investors are still enamored with Tesla. The EV manufacturer is the hottest stock in the market, followed by Apple and Amazon, with $13.6 billion invested in its shares so far this year, rocketing toward the record amount of around $17 billion spent in 2022. Fans continued to purchase even though there wasn’t much news from Tesla’s investor day on Thursday. But, rising interest rates and skepticism about the company’s approach have lowered the floor for shares; as of Friday, Tesla stock was still nearly 50% below its peak of $409.97 reached in November 2021.


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