[Update: Jan. 19] Twitter Blue for Android & Web: When will subscription feature release on these platforms?

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 10, 2022) follows:

Twitter Blue arrived last year (2021) as a subscription service that ‘unlocks’ new options and perks for users.

Recently, Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was confirmed. Among the changes that the new owner brought to the platform is a new Twitter Blue with some tweaks.

For instance, now subscribers will receive a verification checkmark on their profiles, something that was previously achieved after an approval process.

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Twitter Blue is already available in certain markets, but there are still users who cannot subscribe due to a ‘not available in your country’ error. So, in this story we will try to dispel the doubts related to this situation.

Twitter Blue subscription for Android and Web currently not available

Many users have been wondering when the ‘Twitter Blue verification checkmark’ will be available. There are doubts for both the web version and Android, since the feature is already available on iOS.

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Yeah everybody tried to get verified on android but no word as of yet when you can according to twitter for the forseeable future even if you bought twitter blue!
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Yo, @elonmusk, buddy, pal, When can I get Twitter Blue for android? Release date maybe?
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It’s worth pointing out that there are currently two types of verification checkmarks: the legacy check (the traditional verification check for profiles of interest) and the new check (for Twitter Blue subscribers).

It is the new Twitter Blue check that is currently unavailable for certain users. Next, we will explain the reason behind this.

Here’s the official word

First, the new Twitter Blue is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. So if you live outside of those territories you won’t be able to access the subscription.

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But, multiple users are reporting that, even living in those areas, they cannot activate the subscription on Android or web version.

This is because the new Twitter Blue features are currently not available for those platforms. So, it is no longer possible to subscribe to the service since yesterday (November 9) until the full subscription reaches those platforms.

No new subscriptions on Android or web will be possible beginning November 9, 2022, until the new $7.99/month Twitter Blue is available on those platforms.
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Current Twitter Blue subscribers who subscribed through Android or web have the option to cancel the service if they wish. The cancellation can be manual or automatic (waiting for the end of the billing period).

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.
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Unfortunately, there is still no official information on when the new Twitter Blue will be available on Android and web. However, there is an official word about the availability of the subscription in India:

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If the subscription arrives in India in less than a month, it is possible that other countries also receive it during the same period. But there are no details yet about which other countries will receive the subscription soon.

We will be monitoring the situation to update this story with new relevant information regarding the availability of Twitter Blue on Android and the web once it emerges.

Update 1 (November 14, 2022)

06:50 pm (IST): Elon Musk recently apologized for Twitter being extremely slow in various countries. He even acknowledged the fact that the microblogging site is unusually slow on Android but didn’t really mention a fix.

Twitter is super slow on Android. What have you done to fix that?
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Update 2 (November 16, 2022)

02:58 pm (IST): Elon Musk has confirmed that the relaunch of the ‘Twitter Blue Verified’ feature will take place on November 29 and that they are working to make it work solidly.

Punting relaunch of Blue Verified to November 29th to make sure that it is rock solid
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Update 3 (November 22, 2022)

09:34 am (IST): According to a tweet from Elon Musk, Twitter Blue’s relaunch is now postponed. They are doing this to reduce or completely eliminate the possibility of impersonation.

Another big reveal was that a different color check will be used for individuals than for organizations.

Holding off relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence of stopping impersonation. Will probably use different color check for organizations than individuals.
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Update 4 (November 25, 2022)

04:58 pm (IST): Elon Musk has given a new update on the ‘Blue Verified’ Twitter and confirmed that it will be accessible starting next Friday. He also explains how it will function.

Companies: will get a Gold check mark
Government figures: will get a Gray check mark
Individuals (including celebrities): Blue check mark

In addition, he said that all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check is activated.

Individuals can have a supplementary little logo demonstrating they belong to an organization if that organization verifies them as such. More information will be available next week:

All verified individual humans will have same blue check, as boundary of what constitutes “notable” is otherwise too subjective. Individuals can have secondary tiny logo showing they belong to an org if verified as such by that org. Longer explanation next week.
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Update 5 (November 30, 2022)

01:06 pm (IST): Elon Musk has reportedly delayed Twitter Blue’s relaunch to avoid Apple’s 30% cut. More on that here.

Update 6 (December 2, 2022)

12:32 pm (IST): Twitter Blue subscription service was expected to launch today and users are now asking as to when exactly it will be available. However, there’s no official word on the same.

Update 7 (December 5, 2022)

12:46 pm (IST): Elon Musk confirmed that they will take into account the criticism and suggestions about the lack of android development for Twitter. Currently, the iOS app is more polished and get new features first.

This could be the reason why the new Twitter Blue wasn’t and still isn’t available for Android devices. Regarding this, several users keep asking when the feature will be available (1, 2, 3).

Update 8 (December 8, 2022)

01:15 pm (IST): Twitter is reportedly planning to change the Twitter Blue subscription price. It may cost $8 if users pay through web and $11 if they do so through the app on iOS.

Update 9 (December 12, 2022)

09:51 am (IST): Twitter Blue is set to relaunch today for $11/month on iOS and $8/month on the web. However, there’s still no comment on the availability of the same for Android.

we’re relaunching @TwitterBlue on Monday – subscribe on web for $8/month or on iOS for $11/month to get access to subscriber-only features, including the blue checkmark 🧵
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The feature will add a blue checkmark to your account and will also help you ‘Edit’ Tweets, upload 1080p videos, and provide reader mode.

when you subscribe you’ll get Edit Tweet, 1080p video uploads, reader mode, and a blue checkmark (after your account has been reviewed)
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Twitter will also begin to replace the ‘Official’ label with a gold checkmark for business and consequentially with a gray checkmark for government and joint accounts.

Moreover, Twitter Blue subscribers can change their handle, display name, or profile photo but their verification checkmarks will temporarily be taken away.

subscribers will be able to change their handle, display name or profile photo, but if they do they’ll temporarily lose the blue checkmark until their account is reviewed again
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Update 10 (December 13, 2022)

12:15 pm (IST): Elon Musk has confirmed that they’ll launch a high-tier plan with no ads next year. However, the current basic Blue subscription will only reduce the number of ads to half.

Basic Blue will have half the number of ads. We will offer a higher tier with no ads next year. (Source)

With Twitter Blue for Business, the verified businesses will now get a gold verification badge.

We’re also piloting a new service called Twitter Blue for Business, which is a service for business entities on Twitter that adds a gold checkmark to official business accounts. (Source)

12:26 pm (IST): Twitter support has confirmed that they will be replacing the official profile labels with grey and gold checkmarks, but users will still see labels for some types of accounts. Check more on profile labels here.

In order to be eligible for Twitter Blue, you must have an account which is 90 days old along with a confirmed phone number.

Also, those who are already subscribed to Twitter Blue won’t have to modify their subscription to get the new features.

12:30 pm (IST): Elon Musk has confirmed that they will be removing all the legacy checkmarks in a few months.

In a few months, we will remove all legacy blue checks. The way in which they were given out was corrupt and nonsensical. (Source)

12:40 pm (IST): Some Twitter users are looking for yellow checkmark. However, it seems that they are confusing gold checkmark with yellow as there is no such checkmark Twitter has introduced on the platform.

Update 11 (Jan. 16, 2023)

04:36 pm (IST): According to a recent announcement by Twitter Business, Verification for Organizations will soon launch and be available as early access for a limited group on a rolling basis in the coming weeks.

Moreover, it will offer business accounts and affiliation badges to organizations that subscribe.

Update 12 (Jan. 19, 2023)

01:02 pm (IST): Twitter has finally launched its Blue subscription plan for Android users at $11 per month. It is currently available in six countries including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

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