About Twitter Blue

Twitter Blue is our premium subscription service that elevates quality conversations on Twitter. 

Twitter Blue is an opt-in, paid monthly subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select new features, like Edit Tweet. Now on iOS, subscribe or upgrade* to Twitter Blue for $7.99/month (introductory offer) to get a blue checkmark and other premium features

*Note: Existing Twitter Blue subscribers who initially subscribed on iOS will need to upgrade to the higher price on iOS to receive a blue checkmark. They will receive a pro-rated refund for the remaining days in their previous subscription. If existing subscribers on iOS do not want to upgrade, they can either cancel on iOS or else their existing subscriptions will be canceled with notice.

Existing Twitter Blue subscribers who initially subscribed on either web or Android do not have the option to upgrade at this time. They can either manually cancel their subscription on the platform they subscribed on, in which case they will get the service through the end of their current billing period, or their subscriptions will be canceled with notice.

Availability: Twitter Blue is currently available on iOS only in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, with plans to expand. Not all features available on all platforms. Newly created Twitter accounts will not be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue for 90 days. We may also impose waiting periods for new accounts in the future in our discretion without notice.

New Twitter Blue subscriptions purchased on iOS, now at an introductory price of $7.99/month, include a blue checkmark in addition to early access to new features.* 

The blue checkmark has changed! 

The definition of Verification and the accompanying blue checkmark is changing. Until now, Twitter used the blue checkmark to indicate active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements.

Now the blue checkmark may mean two different things: either that an account was verified under the previous verification criteria (active and authentic), or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter Blue. Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Twitter Blue subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process. 

We’re also adding priority notifications for accounts with blue checkmarks. This feature allows everyone on Twitter to see notifications from accounts with blue checkmarks in a new verified section within Twitter’s Notifications timeline

These changes are designed to help reduce fake, untrustworthy accounts, and promote a higher quality Twitter where people can join and engage safely on our platform. 

Twitter reserves the right without notice to remove your blue checkmark at any time in its sole discretion without offering you a refund, including if you violate our Terms of Service or your account is suspended.

Twitter Blue subscribers will be unable to change their display name or username after receiving a blue checkmark. We will be implementing a new process soon for any naming changes.

We’ve launched the new Twitter Blue in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. In these regions, Twitter Blue is only available for in-app purchase on Twitter for iOS. You must be logged in to the Twitter account you purchased your subscription from to access Twitter Blue features.

New accounts are unable to subscribe to Twitter Blue: Any new Twitter accounts will not be able to sign up for Twitter Blue for 90 days.

Twitter Blue features: Personalize your Twitter experience with our premium features.
 

Twitter Blue Labs: Find early access features we’re testing exclusively with Twitter Blue subscribers. Learn more.

New accounts on Twitter Blue

Newly created Twitter accounts will not be able to subscribe to Twitter Blue for 90 days.

FAQ

What is Twitter Blue?

Where is Twitter Blue available for purchase?

If I subscribe to Twitter Blue now, what is different for me?

Where do I sign up for Twitter Blue?

How much does the new Twitter Blue cost?

Are refunds available on Twitter Blue subscriptions?

What kinds of features are included in the new Twitter Blue?

What is the difference between the legacy blue checkmark and a checkmark obtained through a Twitter Blue subscription?

What is the difference between an account that has a blue checkmark and an account that has an "Official" or other label?

Is dedicated support a premium feature of Twitter Blue?

Will Twitter Blue subscribers receive preference when receiving account support?

Can Twitter Blue subscribers change their display names and user names?

Will Twitter Blue subscribers receive different support for enforcement issues like account blocks?

Does this mean the free version of Twitter is going away?

Is Twitter Blue ad-free?

Why isn't Twitter Blue ad-free?

Can I get a free trial of Twitter Blue?

Need more help with your Twitter Blue subscription?

How do I pause or cancel my Twitter Blue subscription?

Does this mean the existing version of Twitter Blue is going away? 

Do I have to upgrade to the new $7.99/month Twitter Blue subscription to get the blue checkmark?

I currently subscribe to the existing version of Twitter Blue. Can I also get the new version of Twitter Blue?

What happens if I don’t upgrade my subscription?

Will I get a refund for my monthly subscription that I paid for before the Twitter Blue price change?

 

 

What is Twitter Blue?

Twitter Blue is an opt-in, paid monthly subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select new features, like Edit Tweet. 

 

Where is Twitter Blue available for purchase?

The new Twitter Blue is currently available for in-app purchase on iOS only in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, with plans to expand. 

Note: New Twitter accounts will not be able to sign up for Twitter Blue for 90 days. We are working on an updated process for new Twitter accounts in order to help minimize impersonation risks and may impose waiting periods for new accounts without notice.

 

If I subscribe to Twitter Blue now, what is different for me?

For now, you will have all the same features as new Twitter Blue verified accounts, except that you will not get a blue checkmark nor will your Tweets be prioritized in the verified section of the Notifications timeline.

 

Where do I sign up for Twitter Blue?

You can only sign up for the new Twitter Blue from the Profile menu in your Twitter app on iOS if you are in one of the regions where Twitter Blue is offered. Twitter may impose waiting periods for new accounts without notice.

 

How much does the new Twitter Blue cost?

Twitter Blue subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis, and priced regionally based on the current US price of $7.99/month. If Twitter Blue is available for purchase for you, you’ll find the regional currency price information in-app on iOS. 

  1. Navigate to your Profile menu on the Twitter for iOS app. 
  2. Select Twitter Blue.
  3. The subscribe button displays the price per month.

Existing subscribers will continue to be charged their existing subscription rate (based on the current US price of either $2.99/month or $4.99/month until their subscription is canceled.

     

    Are refunds available on Twitter Blue subscriptions?

    All Twitter Blue subscriptions are non-refundable, unless required by law. That includes subscriptions linked to Twitter accounts that have been suspended, or that you have lost access to for any other reason. This also includes situations where certain subscription features are temporarily or permanently unavailable. 

    Note: Contact Apple or Android directly for all app related refund and cancellation issues.

     

    What kinds of features are included in the new Twitter Blue?

    An active Twitter Blue subscription adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select new features, like Edit Tweet. Check your Twitter Blue settings on iOS for the most up-to-date list of what's available on your device, or learn more about all the available features at About Twitter Blue features

    Twitter Blue subscribers will be unable to change their display name or username after receiving a blue checkmark. We will be implementing a new process soon for any display/user name changes.

     

    What is the difference between the legacy blue checkmark and a checkmark obtained through a Twitter Blue subscription?

    Until now, Twitter used the blue checkmark to indicate active, notable, and authentic accounts of public interest that Twitter had independently verified based on certain requirements.

    Now the blue checkmark may mean two different things: either that an account was verified under the previous verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic), or that the account has an active subscription to Twitter Blue. Accounts that receive the blue checkmark as part of a Twitter Blue subscription will not undergo review to confirm that they meet the active, notable and authentic criteria that was used in the previous process. 

     

    What is the difference between an account that has a blue checkmark and an account that has an "Official" or other label?

    In addition to blue checkmarks, Twitter may also apply visual identity signals like labels and badges on account profiles to provide more context about — and help distinguish — different types of accounts.  The Official profile label may be applied to government accounts (institutional accounts, elected or appointed officials, and multilateral organizations)*, certain political organizations such as political parties, commercial companies including business partners, major brands, media outlets and publishers, and some other public figures.

    *State-affiliated media and government accounts that play a role as a geopolitical or official Government communication channel display a unique label. Learn more about profile labels on Twitter and what they mean. 

     

    Is dedicated support a premium feature of Twitter Blue?

    Twitter Blue subscribers receive dedicated support for subscription-specific issues, only. That could look like help with managing a Twitter Blue subscription, how to access your Twitter Blue account or settings, and Twitter Blue enrollment issues. Other issues could include troubleshooting special features only available to Twitter Blue subscribers. 

     

    Will Twitter Blue subscribers receive preference when receiving account support?

    Our goals include providing the best customer support in our industry. We’re committed to treating everyone fairly and equitably. The Twitter Rules won’t apply differently to subscribers.

     

    Can Twitter Blue subscribers change their display names and user names?

    Twitter Blue subscribers will be unable to change their display  and user names after receiving a blue checkmark. We will be implementing a new process soon for any display and user name changes.

     

    Will Twitter Blue subscribers receive different support for enforcement issues like account blocks?

    We are committed to making Twitter a safe place for everyone to participate in the public conversation. That’s why policy enforcement issues and reports by subscribers will continue to be handled by existing enforcement teams, under the current review process.

     

    Does this mean the free version of Twitter is going away?

    Free Twitter isn’t going away. Twitter Blue simply offers an opt-in layer of customization for your Twitter experience.

     

    Is Twitter Blue ad-free?

    Like the existing Twitter Blue subscription, our $7.99/month subscription doesn’t currently offer an ad-free experience, although we are working on a feature that will reduce the number of ads you see. 

     

    Why isn't Twitter Blue ad-free?

    Twitter Blue is a completely opt-in experience, and these initial features were designed for a specific segment of engaged users. Ultimately our goal is to provide enough value through premium features that people feel that it is worth paying for. And we hope to offer fewer ads for Twitter Blue subscribers in the future.

     

    Can I get a free trial of Twitter Blue?

    Sorry, we aren't offering free trials of Twitter Blue at this time.

     

    Need more help with your Twitter Blue subscription?

    If you already have a Twitter Blue subscription, and don't see the answer you're looking for here, visit our Twitter Blue help and how to articles for more information, or fill out this form. You can also keep up with the latest information when you follow @TwitterBlue.

     

    How do I pause or cancel my Twitter Blue subscription?

    If you ever need to cancel Twitter Blue, you can manage your subscription from your Twitter Blue settings. Your Twitter Blue features will expire at the end of your billing cycle.

    Note: If you subscribe to the new Twitter Blue and cancel your subscription, your blue checkmark will remain until the end of the subscription term you paid for, unless your account is suspended or the blue checkmark is otherwise removed by Twitter for any reason. 

       

      Does this mean the existing version of Twitter Blue is going away?

      The existing version of Twitter Blue will no longer be available for new subscribers. Existing subscribers can cancel at any time on the platform they subscribed on, and will be provided with information about when their existing subscriptions will automatically expire. 

         

        Do I have to upgrade to the new $7.99/month Twitter Blue subscription to get the blue checkmark?

        Yes. Subscribers on iOS should upgrade to the new $7.99/month subscription to access existing features and get a blue checkmark. Those who subscribed on Android or web cannot automatically upgrade at this time.

           

          I currently subscribe to the existing version of Twitter Blue. Can I also get the new version of Twitter Blue?

          Existing subscribers on Twitter for iOS can subscribe to the new $7.99/month Twitter Blue offering as soon as it’s available for purchase. However, unless your existing subscription was made on iOS, if you pay the fee before your prior monthly subscription ends, you will not receive any refunds for your existing subscription. This means that if a subscriber has already paid either $2.99 or $4.99 (or local the local equivalent) for Twitter Blue on Android or Web, or their current subscription auto-renews before it is automatically canceled, you will be paying that $2.99 or $4.99 in addition to the new payment of $7.99/month to get Twitter Blue with verification. 

             

            What happens if I don’t upgrade my subscription?

            Existing Twitter Blue subscriptions will continue at their current rate until they are canceled either by subscribers on the platform they subscribed on, or automatically by Twitter following notice.

               

              Will I get a refund for my monthly subscription that I paid for before the Twitter Blue changes?

              Twitter Blue subscriptions are non-refundable, except where required by law. Read more here.

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