- Twitter Blue price in India starts at Rs 650 per month.
- In the US, Blue is priced at $8 (roughly Rs 660) per month.
- Twitter can also announced limits on number of tweets, DMs, follows per day,
Twitter Blue has been finally launched in India. The Blue tick-enabling feature was updated last year following the company’s takeover by billionaire Elon Musk. Blue has been rolling out in several countries after it hit a few roadblocks following the misuse of the verification checkmark by several users. Twitter then updated its Blue policies before making it widely available for the masses. Blue would cost $8 (roughly Rs 660) in the US for desktop users, whereas on iOS and Android, users would have to pay $11 (roughly Rs 900).
Musk, at the time of the announcement, had announced that Blue’s pricing will be based on purchasing power parities (PPPs). However, it looks like the CEO forgot what he said as Twitter Blue price in India starts at Rs 650 per month. It is even higher on the iOS and Android app. In addition to the higher price, Twitter has also introduced many restrictions for users on the platform. Let’s take a look at the Twitter Blue India price, features and the new updates introduced today.
Twitter Blue India Price
The new Twitter Blue plan will cost Rs 650 per month for desktop users. Users who subscribe via the iOS or Android app will pay Rs 900 per month. The annual price for the desktop version is set at Rs 6800.
Blue gives users the privileged checkmark, which was previously reserved for those who were public/ notable figures. The checkmark was used as a tool to prove the authenticity of an account. However, Musk wanted to give “more power to the people” and later made it available for those who would be able to afford up to $11/ Rs 900 per month for the verified tick.
Blue is more than just the checkmark. Users with the Blue subscription will get priority in terms on visibility in replies, mentions and search. Blue users will also see half the ads and will also be able to post longer videos. There are many more features, such as Bookmark Folders, custom app icons, undo tweet, etc.
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Blue subscribers will be able to change their handle, display name or profile photo. However, they will temporarily lose the blue checkmark until their account is reviewed again.
The company has also introduced many restrictions on the platform, some of which might have an impact on businesses.Twitter users, at max, can post 2,400 tweets and retweets per day. The company also added that the daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals.” The limitation is for both individual and business accounts.
Users hitting the semi-hourly limits will be allowed to “try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed,” though it is not clear for how long will these users have to wait. The company also revealed that users can send up to 500 direct messages per day. There is also a follow limit of 400 accounts per day. This is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behaviour.
In addition to this, an account can follow as many as 5000 accounts, and attempts to follow more accounts will be “limited by account-specific ratios.” These limits include actions from all devices, including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. Why the limits? Twitter says that these limits “alleviate some of the strain on the behind-the-scenes part of Twitter and reduce downtime and error pages.”