Twitter on Thursday stated it should roll out a brand new subscription service — initially in Australia and Canada — which can let paying customers edit their tweets earlier than posting and alter the colour theme of their app.
Particulars of the function, referred to as Twitter Blue, had been first uncovered last month by software program engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who’s well-known within the tech business for reverse engineering apps and discovering new options earlier than they’re formally launched.
Twitter Blue is the social media firm’s first subscription providing, and a major transfer as Twitter works to gain a new consistent source of revenue and develop past its core enterprise of promoting promoting on the platform.
Avid Twitter customers, who for years have demanded an “edit” button to repair typos of their tweets, will now have the ability to set a timer of as much as 30 seconds, giving them a window to click on an “undo” button and edit tweets earlier than they’re posted.
The brand new function can even let customers manage their saved tweets into bookmark folders, to allow them to simply discover content material later.
Lengthy threads of a number of tweets additionally will likely be simpler to learn by way of a brand new “reader mode” on the service, Twitter stated.
Twitter Blue will value C$3.49 ($2.90) or A$4.49 ($3.48) monthly in Canada and Australia respectively.
The corporate didn’t present particulars on when Twitter Blue can be obtainable to US customers, however in keeping with app particulars in Apple’s App Retailer, the service will value $2.99 monthly in the USA.