Jun 22, 2021 at 12:00
Twitter has unveiled its subscription option Twitter Blue. Here are the reasons we're not impressed by the paid service...
Twitter Blue is a subscription to upgrade your experience on Twitter.
According to Twitter, it provides subscribers the chance to customize the app and make it more expressive. Here’s a deep dive into all the reasons these aesthetic changes aren’t worth it.
Twitter Blue is a monthly subscription available to users in Australia and Canada. Costing users $4.49 AUD or $3.49 CAD, Twitter Blue equates to a cup of coffee a month. This is the first subscription model implemented in the social media app, with a seemingly small price to pay for a premium experience.
Many apps and online services offer subscription models to monetize their offerings. People sign up for these to experience the benefits of the upgrades, like removing ads.
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Twitter Blue, on the other hand, offers features that just don’t deliver significant changes. Instead, its upgrades are superficial changes to the look and feel of your version of the app, and one or two features that people feel should be built-in and available to all.
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Here’s a look at the perks offered by Twitter Blue and why it isn’t worth the price it's asking for.
Twitter Blue allows users to “undo” a tweet. This undo option is limited to a maximum of 30 seconds after posting a tweet, reply, or thread. All this feature does is delay the sending time, allowing you a few extra seconds to proofread what you’re uploading.
Mistakes made on Twitter are often not picked up in the heat of the moment, nor in the immediate aftermath. If a mistake is picked up after the tweet is sent, you will either have to leave the error or delete and resend your tweet.
If you’re a stickler for organization, then Twitter Blue might appeal to you. A number of features fall into this category, from colors to bookmarks. Let’s dive into these a little deeper...
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We won’t bash customer service, but having Twitter support more easily accessible is a feature that would benefit businesses or public figures more than the everyday user. Support is there either way if, for instance, you need to report threats on Twitter like fake profiles or copyright issues.
Whether or not having this service is worth paying extra for each month is something you’ll have to decide for yourself, but our bets are that it won’t be.
Twitter holds a reputation of being the voice of the people. It is where ideas are expressed and news is shared. It is for this reason that people expect the app to offer more than the superficial perks of Twitter Blue.
One could go as far as to say that the premium features included in Twitter Blue are purely aesthetic, going against the essence of what the app represents in the social media sphere.
Heavy Twitter users are likely to be the ones to benefit from the premium features offered in a subscription model. The changes overall are personal to each user's experience on the app, with no significant changes that are expected with premium upgrades.
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Let’s be honest—the features included in Twitter Blue have missed the mark for many Twitter users. On the contrary, there are a number of features that people want to see on the app.
Since Twitter Blue is the first iteration, users are hoping its future versions will include these:
The first version of a Twitter subscription has proved to be disappointing for users. It includes features that many feel should be standard, and misses the mark on what people really crave out of the Twitter experience.
Hate may be a strong word, but in its current state, it just isn’t worth it. We’ll be keeping an eye on the future features offered with Twitter Blue, hoping that the changes are more substantial and worthy of payment.
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**Shannon Correia (24 Articles Published) **
Shannon is passionate about creating content that is meaningful to the world at large, which suits all things tech-related. When she isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, fashion and travelling.
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