About Twitter Blue

 

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

Twitter Blue is an opt-in, paid subscription that adds a blue checkmark to your account and offers early access to select features, like Edit Tweet. Subscribe now with localized pricing starting at $8/month or $84/year in available countries to get the blue checkmark in addition to early access to features.*

Click here for pricing information.

All Twitter Blue features will be available immediately except the blue checkmark, which will appear on eligible profiles after a review to ensure subscribed accounts meet all eligibility criteria.

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. Learn more about the different forms of verification on Twitter here.

We’re also piloting a new service called Twitter Verification for Organizations, which is a service for business entities on Twitter that adds a gold checkmark to official business accounts. Learn more about Twitter Verification for Organizations here.

 

Features

In addition to the blue checkmark, Twitter Blue features offer subscribers a way to enhance and customize their Twitter experience. These powerful controls are designed to help personalize Twitter, and give early access to our newest features before they’re available to everyone. Share your feedback @TwitterBlue.

 

Twitter Blue includes a number of features* to improve your experience on Twitter, including:

 

  • Edit Tweet: This highly requested feature gives you a 30 minute window to make a limited number of changes to published Tweets. Use it to make updates, tag someone, or reorder the media you attached. Edit Tweet currently only applies to original Tweets and quote Tweets.
  • Bookmark folders: Bookmark Folders let Twitter Blue subscribers group and organize Bookmarked Tweets into folders for faster discovery later. Twitter Blue allows you an unlimited number of bookmarks and Bookmark folders which are always private.
  • Custom app icons: With Custom App icons, you can change how your Twitter App icon displays on your phone. Choose from several colorful options. Check your settings regularly for new featured looks available for a limited time.
  • NFT Profile Pictures: We're adding NFTs as one of several ways to customize your Twitter profile so you can show off the NFTs you own in a hex-shaped profile picture on your Twitter account. After a temporary connection to your crypto wallet that allows you to set up an NFT as your profile picture, your digital asset displays in a special hexagon shape that identifies you as the owner of that NFT.
  • Themes: Twitter Blue Themes let you choose from colorful options for your app theme.

  • Custom navigation: This feature lets you choose what appears in your navigation bar, so you get quick access to the content and Twitter destinations you care about most. You can select at least 2 and up to 6 items to keep in your bottom navigation bar or restore to default if you change your mind.

  • Spaces tab: We’re testing a new interface within Spaces that gives easier access to audio content. The new Spaces Tab is a place to find podcasts, themed audio stations, recorded Spaces, and live Spaces. This feature test requires in-app language settings to display in English. It's currently only available to Twitter Blue subscribers on iOS and Android devices, and a select number of people globally. Learn more about Spaces and this early access test of the new Spaces Tab.

  • Top Articles: Top Articles is a shortcut to the most-shared articles in your network. This feature automatically lists the most-shared articles from people you follow—and people they follow, too—so you can easily find the type of content you want to read. 

  • Reader: Turn long threads into a more beautiful reading experience. We’ve designed Reader to let you enjoy your threads with less noise. Turn the Reader feature on when you tap the reader icon at the top of the thread, or use it to change your text size.

  • Undo Tweet: Undo Tweet gives you the option to retract a Tweet after you send it, but before it’s visible to others on Twitter. It’s not an edit* button, but a chance to preview and revise your Tweet before it’s posted for the world to see. Once the Undo period is over, the Tweet is viewable to your followers and you can either leave it or delete it, like you normally would on Twitter.

  • Prioritized rankings in conversations: This feature prioritizes your replies on Tweets that you interact with.

  • Longer video upload: Share more content with your followers. Twitter Blue subscribers can upload videos up to ~60 minutes long up to 2GB file size (1080p) (web only). Learn more here.

  • Half ads: Twitter Blue subscribers see 50% fewer ads on their Following and For You timelines. As you scroll, the number of Tweets between ads in your Following and For You timeline will double.

 

Learn how to use Twitter Blue features here.

 

*Not all features available on all platforms and locations. Twitter Blue features may change periodically/from time to time as we keep improving the service.

Availability

New subscriptions to Twitter Blue are currently available on web, iOS, or Android only in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with plans to expand. Not all features are 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 at our discretion, and without notice.

 

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 if your account is suspended.

Requirements

We’re committed to maintaining integrity of accounts on Twitter and making the platform a place people can join and engage safely. Only Twitter accounts created more than 90 days ago can sign up for Twitter Blue. All Twitter Blue subscribers will be required to confirm their phone number as part of sign up. Once subscribed to Twitter Blue, changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle) will result in the loss of the blue checkmark until the account is validated as continuing to meet our requirements, and no further changes will be allowed during this review period. Learn more about checkmark requirements here.

Existing Subscribers

Twitter Blue subscribers who joined for $7.99 on iOS will be notified by Apple that their subscription will be automatically renewed for $11/month (or your local pricing) unless they choose to cancel their subscription.

 

Those who initially subscribed on iOS for $2.99 or $4.99/month will need to upgrade their subscription for $8/month or $84/year on web or $11/month on iOS (or the local pricing), or lose their subscription.

 

Previous Twitter Blue subscribers should manage 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.

 

*Note: For those not upgrading or declining automatic renewal, features will last through the end of their current billing cycle.

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?

How does prioritized ranking work?

What is an NFT and how do I use it as a profile picture?

What is a crypto wallet?

Is an NFT profile picture safe?

Why can’t I see the NFT I minted as a profile picture option?

What happens if I sell or transfer the NFT in my profile picture?

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

What is Twitter Verification for Organizations?

What does the gold checkmark mean? What is the difference between the blue check and the gold check?

What does the affiliation badge mean?

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?

Why is Twitter making this change to Twitter Blue and verification?

Do I have to upgrade to the new monthly 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?

Why hasn't my blue checkmark appeared yet?

Can I remove the blue checkmark from my account? Why would my blue checkmark be removed?

If I’ve subscribed to the new Twitter Blue, but decide I no longer want my verification status, can I remove it?

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 purchase on web for $8/month or $84/year or in-app on iOS or Android for $11/month (or your local pricing) in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, with plans to expand.

Note: New Twitter accounts will not be able to sign up for Twitter Blue for 90 days. Twitter accounts that haven’t been active within the last 30 days or that have changed their profile photo, display name, or username (aka @handle) within the previous 3 days may also be unable to sign up. Subscribers will also need a verified phone number. We are working on an updated process for new Twitter accounts in order to help minimize impersonation risks and may impose and change 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?

To subscribe on web, go to twitter.com and select More > Twitter Blue > Subscribe. If you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. Confirm subscription payment. 

 

To subscribe on iOS or Android, go to the profile menu > Twitter Blue > Subscribe. If you haven’t already, you’ll be prompted to verify your phone number. Follow the in-app purchase instructions to complete your subscription.

 

How much does the new Twitter Blue cost?

Twitter Blue subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis on web, iOS, or Android, or on an annual basis on web with localized pricing starting at $8/month or $84/year in available countries. If Twitter Blue is available for purchase for you, you’ll find the regional currency price information on web and in-app on iOS and Android. Learn more about plans and pricing in available countries here.

     

    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. The features included in Twitter Blue are subject to change at any time as we continue to improve the service.

    A full list of current features can be found here.

     

    How does prioritized ranking work?

    We strive to show you the content that we think you’d be most interested in and contributes to the conversation in a meaningful way, such as content that is relevant, credible, and safe. Now, people on Twitter will see a slight preference for replies from Blue verified accounts over other replies. We’re currently testing the levels at which we prioritize content from Blue subscribers relative to the other factors we consider in conversation rankings.

     

    What is an NFT and how do I use it as a profile picture?

    NFTs (short for Non-Fungible Tokens) are unique digital items, such as artwork, with proof of ownership that’s stored on a blockchain (a digital database that’s publicly accessible). After a temporary connection to your crypto wallet that allows you to set up an NFT as your profile picture, your digital asset displays in a special hexagon shape that identifies you as the owner of that NFT. Right now Twitter only supports static image NFTs (JPEG, PNG) minted on the Ethereum blockchain (for example ERC-721 and ERC-1155 tokens). You can learn more about setting up an NFT profile picture here [add link].

     

    What is a crypto wallet?

    Crypto wallets allow you to hold and transact (buy, sell, convert, send, etc.) with tokens owned by your public wallet address. This includes NFTs which are a type of token.

    A crypto wallet has one or more public addresses that are sometimes called “accounts.” This address is public, so anyone who knows your wallet address will be able to see all of your wallet’s transactions and holdings. 

    To set up an NFT profile picture, you’ll need to connect your Twitter account to a crypto wallet that holds the NFT you’d like to select. 

    Twitter currently supports: Argent, Coinbase Wallet, Ledger Live, MetaMask, Rainbow, Trust Wallet

     

    Is an NFT profile picture safe?

    Setting up an NFT profile picture means people can associate your Twitter account with your connected wallet's public crypto wallet address. This means your Twitter account will be associated with your current and historical crypto wallet transactions and holdings, including all other NFTs in that wallet, because this information is all available on the public blockchain. A couple of things to be aware of when connecting a crypto wallet to your Twitter account: 

    Twitter will never request funds from your crypto wallet. You should remain vigilant, and check all incoming requests to your wallet. Don’t accept any transfer requests unless it is a known transaction to you. 

    Twitter will never request your private key or seed phrase, and you should never share your private keys or seed phrases anywhere, including on Twitter.

    Although we won’t maintain an ongoing connection with your crypto wallet, we store your public address to ensure that it continues to hold the NFT you set as your profile picture.

     

    Why can’t I see the NFT I minted as a profile picture option?

    You can only set your Twitter profile picture to an NFT that’s been published onto the blockchain as a transaction (i.e. purchase, sale, or transfer).

    Note: Some marketplaces, including OpenSea, offer a feature that allows people to create NFTs for free (also referred to as gas-free minting). These free NFTs won’t appear as optional profile pictures until they’ve been published to the blockchain through a transaction.

     

    What happens if I sell or transfer the NFT in my profile picture?

    If you sell or transfer the NFT in your profile picture, the hexagon shape of the profile picture reverts to a circle. The image remains the same as the NFT you previously owned, but it won’t display any NFT details to suggest ownership.

    If you’d like to display another NFT, select from your NFTs in your wallet or link another wallet.

     

    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 Twitter Verification for Organizations?

    Twitter Verification for Organizations is a new service we’re testing for corporate entities on Twitter. Subscribers to this service receive a gold checkmark which designates the account as belonging to an official business on Twitter.

     

    What does the affiliation badge mean?

    Through Twitter Verification for Organizations, businesses can affiliate other accounts with their account. Affiliated accounts receive a label with the image from the business's profile picture.

    We are currently piloting this with a number of select businesses on Twitter.

     

    What does the gold checkmark mean? What is the difference between the blue check and the gold check?

    The gold checkmark indicates that an account is an official business on Twitter through Verification for Organizations.

    Learn more about profile labels on Twitter and what they mean.

     

    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?

    Once subscribed to Twitter Blue, changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle) will result in the loss of the blue checkmark until the account is validated as continuing to meet our requirements, and no further changes will be allowed during this review period. Learn more about checkmark requirements here.

     

    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 new monthly 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 on the platform where you subscribed. Your Twitter Blue features will expire at the end of your billing cycle.

    To avoid further charges, cancel your Twitter Blue subscription at least 24 hours before the auto-renewal period. Canceling won’t give you a refund for amounts already paid.

    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. 

         

        Why is Twitter making this change to Twitter Blue and verification?

        This is one important step we’re taking to improve the quality of conversations on Twitter. These changes are designed to reduce fake, untrustworthy accounts, and promote a higher quality Twitter where people can join and engage safely on our platform.

           

          Do I have to upgrade to the new monthly Twitter Blue subscription to get the blue checkmark?

          Yes. Subscribers on web should upgrade to the new $8/month or $84/year (or your local pricing) subscription and subscribers on iOS or Android should upgrade to the new $11/month (or your local pricing) subscription to access existing features and get a blue checkmark.*


          *All Twitter Blue features will be available immediately except the blue checkmark, which will appear on eligible profiles after a review to ensure subscribed accounts meet all eligibility criteria.

             

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

            Yes. Subscribers on web should upgrade to the new $8/month subscription and subscribers on iOS or Android should upgrade to the new $11/month (or your local pricing) subscription to access existing features and get a blue checkmark.*

            To subscribe to Twitter Blue's annual plan, monthly subscribers should cancel their subscription and re-subscribe for $84/year once the monthly subscription has expired.

            *All Twitter Blue features will be available immediately except the blue checkmark, which will appear on eligible profiles after a review to ensure subscribed accounts meet all eligibility criteria.

               

              What happens if I don’t upgrade my subscription?

              Those who previously subscribed to Twitter Blue on iOS for $7.99 will be notified by Apple that they’ll be able to continue their subscription for $11/month (or your local pricing).

              Those who previously subscribed to Twitter Blue on web will have the option to upgrade to $8/month (or your local pricing) in their settings. To subscribe to Twitter Blue's annual plan, monthly subscribers should cancel their subscription and re-subscribe for $84/year (or your local pricing) once the monthly subscription has expired.

              Subscribers who choose not to continue with Twitter Blue will have their subscription canceled and lose access to features at the end of their current billing period.

                 

                Why hasn’t my blue checkmark appeared yet?

                All Twitter Blue features will be available immediately except the blue checkmark, which will appear on eligible profiles after a review to ensure subscribed accounts meet all eligibility criteria.

                   

                  Can I remove the blue checkmark from my account? Why would my blue checkmark be removed?

                  Blue checkmarks will show on all accounts subscribed to Twitter Blue for the duration of their subscription. The blue checkmark will be temporarily removed from accounts subscribed to Twitter Blue following changes to the display name, profile photo, or username (@handle) until those changes are reviewed.


                  Blue checkmarks obtained with a Twitter Blue subscription cannot be turned off by subscribers during the term of their subscription. Even canceling the subscription will not remove the blue checkmark until the subscription term expires.

                  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.

                     

                    If I’ve subscribed to the new Twitter Blue, but decide I no longer want my verification status, can I remove it?

                    No, blue checkmarks obtained with a Twitter Blue subscription cannot be turned off by subscribers during the term of their subscription - even canceling the subscription will not remove the blue checkmark until the subscription term expires.

                       

                      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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