Twitter launches Blue in six extra nations, launches new Areas tab

Twitter Blue, which went via a part of utter confusion in the course of the early days of the Musk period, has now been expanded to extra nations. In response to a contemporary report by TechCrunch, Twitter has determined to make its subscription service accessible to 6 new nations.

The brand new nations to get the subscription service are Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. This takes the entire variety of areas the place Twitter Blue is offered to be subscribed to by customers to 12. On the time of its last relaunch, the service was accessible in a handful of nations, and as of final month, it was accessible in Japan, the US, the U.Okay., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The enlargement of Twitter Blue to extra nations is hardly stunning, particularly since Twitter is determined to exploit it for all its value. With advertisers being cautious of Musk’s actions and insurance policies and leaving the micro-blogging website, the social media platform is in a rush to seek out new methods of producing a gentle stream of income.

Over the last days of the earlier 12 months, Twitter relaunched Blue for internet and iPhone and Android customers alike. Whereas verification on the internet would price customers $8 per 30 days (or $84 per 12 months), customers might subscribe to Twitter Blue and get the verified “Blue Tick” (and different options) for $11 per 30 days on iOS and Android alike. The relaunch in December adopted weeks of chaos on the platform as a result of fast development of faux accounts on the platform, which prompted Twitter to droop the subscription service.

With Twitter Blue increasing to extra nations, a better variety of customers can have the prospect to subscribe to it and avail of the premium options that accompany the service. These options embrace, aside from the verified checkmark, the power to edit tweets, longer video uploads, precedence rankings in feedback, and extra.

So as to add to this, Twitter is bringing again Areas – it’s “area” to host dwell audio conversations and a Clubhouse rival – in a brand new type. The TechCrunch report reveals {that a} new Areas tab is coming to the micro-blogging website – one that may function podcasts and curated stations for dwell and recorded areas. Whereas non-subscribers of Twitter Blue can at the moment entry the Areas tab, they are going to solely have the ability to see what dwell audio classes are at the moment occurring. Solely Blue subscribers and “some individuals on Twitter for iOS and Twitter for Android apps” can have entry to podcasts. Themed stations, which checklist Areas station by subjects and which had been underneath testing in August 2022, will make a comeback to the platform as properly.