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Twitter Officially Relaunches Its Paid Verification Plan With Increased Price For iOS Users And Rolls Out Community Notes For All

The controversial paid verification plan by Twitter has finally been relaunched. But it’s come at a steeper price tag for iOS users.

The platform says it has made a significant change and will now restart the program, hoping it does much better than its previous performance.

But we’d like to remind you that the prices are not the same. Android users can benefit from the $8 price tag while iOS users would now be paying $11 for the same on a monthly basis to attain that blue tick mark.


On an annual basis, that totals out to be $132 and if you ask us, it’s definitely a steep rise from what was observed in the past. But why the major rise for iOS users is a question you’re probably wondering.

Well, that’s because the app has finally devised a strategy that would rid the 30% in-app payment tax from affecting its potential profits. It’s a great alternative that would, in the long run, give users more value for each dollar.

Now if you simply signed up on the iOS, you’d be jetting out a 37% markup, and that too for nothing.

So what is the benefit of getting the blue verification tickmark in the first place? We bet you’re wondering what the answer to that question is. And we were too which is why we’ve enlisted a few pointers worth a mention.

For starters, those who pay will have their tweets mentioned at a higher rank which can be found in the searches too. It’s like giving users a great incentive for paying more. That’s not good for the rest of us who aren’t paying as our tweets won’t be given priority with limited exposure.

Next up, if you pay more, you’ll see fewer ads. Think along the lines of a 50% reduction in ads which sounds disastrous for Twitter but Musk says that if you’re a Blue subscriber, you’re paying more at the end of the day so they can compensate for it.

Also, if you are a Blue subscriber, you can add videos of longer duration. It’s like giving a Twitter user the chance to incorporate features that a regular YouTube user could do without a second thought.

In addition to all of this, you gain further access to Twitter edits, can make the most of the reader mode, and carry out video uploads comprising 1080p. And in case you’re worried about the whole impersonation fiasco, well, don’t be. Twitter says it has sorted it out but again, seeing is believing so we’re going to have to wait and watch out for that.

This is why it’s really leaving no stone unturned in terms of verifying users on the platform through a long list of security measures and different colored ticks for different types of profiles on the app. Clearly, the company has put in a lot of extra work to get things going and we hope it’s all to their benefit.

Another major change that Twitter has recently rolled out is making its Community Notes visible to all users around the globe.

No matter where you may be present in the world, you can rate as well as see notes. These usually tag along with tweets. While only those users in the US can create these, the app will soon be allowing others from different regions to contribute too.

We first saw the feature launched at the start of 2021 when it was called Birdwatch. This was done to rid the misinformation crisis during that period. Hence, whenever a post entails some details that are misleading, you can incorporate contextual notes that the app would highlight using indicators.


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