Elon Musk-owned Twitter announced the annual Twitter Blue subscription plan recently for its die-hard users. This subscription plan is intended for users who would prefer to purchase a Twitter blue subscription for a year rather than for a single month.
However, the annual subscription plan is available for Twitter web users only.
The revamped Twitter Blue subscription costs $8 per month for Android users and $11 per month for iOS users. Now, with the annual subscription plan, web users can get Twitter Blue for a whole year for $84.
Although the annual plan doesn’t offer a significant discount, it does help users save a few dollars.
On the other hand, newly created Twitter accounts can’t subscribe to any of the Twitter Blue subscription plans within three months of account creation.
Currently, the Twitter Blue plan is accessible in six countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and Japan. As a result, users from these countries have access to the annual subscription plan.
Why Twitter Blue
Twitter Blue subscribers can access various add-on features, such as:
- A Blue tick verification mark on their account
- Bookmark folder and personalized app icons
- Customized theme and navigation
- Editable tweets and prioritized conversation rankings
- Plus, 60-minute-long video uploads
In addition, Twitter Blue users get early access to all the platform’s new features before they get available to everyone.
Ever since Elon Musk acquired Twitter for 44 billion dollars in October 2022, the company has made several changes to the platform, the most notable of which is the Twitter Blue subscription.
Twitter is heavily relying on this blue subscription plan to overcome its financial crunch.
Elon took over Twitter by obtaining a sizable amount of loans from banks. According to a Financial Times report, the company will soon be due for the interest payment on their loan worth $13 billion.
Moreover, Musk-led Twitter is being sued in San Francisco for payment failure, and they’ve already begun auctioning off kitchenware and office furniture from their San Francisco offices.
The company has also left many of its offices vacant owing to failure to pay the rent for these offices, plus they’ve laid off many employees to cut out on operation costs, and they recently shut down the US data center.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk is reportedly making a lot of effort to retain the continually fleeing advertisers from Twitter.