The official launch date for India’s new Twitter Blue membership has finally been disclosed by Elon Musk. Musk tweeted that Twitter Blue would probably go live in India within a month. In response to a tweet asking for the launch date, this was said. The exact time of the launch has yet to be made public by Musk.
Only four markets, including the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, currently offer Twitter Blue. It was said that the new Blue, which has all the features Musk had promised, would debut by Monday.
In a string of tweets last week, Elon Musk detailed a number of Twitter Blue’s features. Only Twitter Blue subscribers, according to the billionaire, will be able to display the Blue Tick verified badge on their accounts. Even current users with the verified badge will need to sign up for Twitter Blue by making a payment. The grace period for these users to switch to the paying subscription is anticipated to be around three months.
In the US, a subscription to Twitter Blue is now available for a cost of $7.99. A new version of the app for iOS users claims to offer Twitter Blue. One of the Twitter staffers working on the project, however, acknowledged that the feature is not currently functional.
Although the pricing in India is currently unknown, Musk has stated that it will be changed to take into account the purchasing power parities of other nations. This price in India could be as high as Rs 200 per month.
Elon Musk has promised the following with the new Twitter Blue Subscription:
- Priority in replies, mentions & searches (Musk claims this will be essential to defeat spam/scams)
- Ability to post long video & audio
- Half as many ads