Twitter announced its first paid subscription offer on Thursday, giving users in Australia and Canada additional features like the ability to undo a tweet for a monthly fee.
The service called Twitter Blue gives users a window of up to 30 seconds after publication to change their mind in case they notice a typo or rethink a message, and it approaches the edit button that users frequently request. It will also give users the ability to bookmark Tweets and organize them into folders for easy retrieval. And Twitter Blue will group long threads into easier-to-read paragraphs.
Twitter, which has expanded into paid content with the acquisition of subscription ad blocking service Scroll and newsletter company Revue, said the features included in Twitter Blue were based on user feedback.
“We’ve heard from the people who use Twitter a lot, and we mean a lot that we don’t always develop performance features that suit their needs,” write two Twitter product managers, Sara Beykpour and Smita Mittal Gupta, in a blog post that explains the Announces service. The new features are part of the company’s response to these complaints, they wrote.
Twitter Blue launches in Australia for a monthly fee of $ 4.49 in Australian dollars and in Canada for $ 3.49 in Canadian dollars. The service will add more features and benefits in the coming months, Twitter said.