Should you get Twitter Blue? That depends on whether you consider yourself a “power user.” The platform’s new subscription service, which costs $3 per month, comes with a suite of requested features: bookmark folders for organizing saved tweets, a “reading mode” that declutters long threads, and a (sort of) edit button, good for 30 seconds of revisions after a tweet is sent. It also comes with ad-free access to articles from a number of journalism outfits, like The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic.
Compared to the number of third-party apps that give Twitter more brawn—plug-ins that help you auto-delete your tweets or search within the tweets you’ve liked—Twitter Blue feels a little overwhelming. But considering it’s the company’s first-ever paid product, Twitter has chosen to go narrow, catering to a small group of people by giving them exactly the features they want.
Twitter Blue doesn’t get rid of ads in a user’s feed or change much about the tweeting experience itself. But it is part of the company’s plan to diversify its revenue beyond advertising and become more than a place to share thoughts in 280 characters. In January, Twitter acquired the newsletter company Revue and Breaker, an audio social service, to build up new product offerings around newsletter subscription and audio chat. In March, it acquired Scroll, an ad-free news reader.
People who liked Scroll will find a lot to love about Twitter Blue. It’s almost exactly the same service, but less costly: Scroll charged $5 per month. Part of the Twitter Blue subscription fees will go directly back to the publishers it partners with. Twitter did not disclose how much but wrote in a blog post that “our goal is to help each publishing partner make 50 percent more per person than they would’ve made from serving ads to that person.”
Twitter likely to roll out ‘Reactions’ feature soon
After unveiling several features this year, micro-blogging site Twitter is reportedly readying new features, including Reactions, Downvotes and Sorted Replies for iOS users.
According to reverse engineer Nima Owji, the Reactions feature, which started being tested a couple of months ago, is set to launch soon, reports 9To5Mac.
With four new reactions, “tears of joy,” “thinking face,” “clapping hands” and “crying face,” this feature is designed to give users the ability to better show how conversations make them feel and to give users “a better understanding of how their Tweets are received”.
Citing the reverse engineer, the report also mentioned that the micro-blogging site is now able to store data about the downvotes feature, which is another indicator that this function will be released sooner rather than later.
The report also notes that the company changed the downvote position as well. It has even added a new tab explaining how downvotes work.
This month, the company has rolled out its in-app tipping feature to all Android users above the age of 18, following the iOS launch in September.
Twitter said the “Tips” feature is geared toward users looking to get a little financial support from their followers through Cash App, PayPal, Venmo and Patreon directly through the app.
Elon Musk has sold more than half of the Tesla stock that Twitter informed him.
Tesla shares have fallen 10% since Musk conducted a Tweet poll about the sale. They dropped more than 17% within the first few days following the Nov.
Twitter Investigating Bug Causing Unexpected Logouts on iOS 15
Posts on Twitter over the last several hours have shown users experiencing the bug, with some sharing frustrations that the app is requiring them to log back into Twitter upon every app launch. While some of the reports lack the specificity that the bug is happening on iOS devices, it seems likely to be the case following the acknowledgment from Twitter itself.
WHY IS TWITTER LOGGING ME OUT OF ALL OF MY ACCS???? I HAVE 8 TWITTER ACCS AND DO YOU KNOW HOW HAED TO LOG IN ALL OF THEM???????? IVE BEEN DOING IT 2 TIME ALREADY SINCE OCTOBER
— kyle (@leeknowonIyfans) November 24, 2021
I almost got a heart attack when I tried to get in my Twitter and it wanted me to log in?? I never logged out 😭😩😭
— Enny Does It All❤ (@Queen_Enny19) November 24, 2021
Users impacted by the bug are advised to ensure they’re running the latest Twitter version from the App Store and monitor the company’s support account for updates.
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