Twitter Blue is finally available for purchase through the Android app, just days after the social media announced a new annual subscription payment plan. The price of the magic blue check mark is $11 per month, just like iOS, which is 35% higher Network costs.
Twitter didn’t say what caused the huge price difference, but it’s clear that the company wants to pass the Play Store fee for in-app purchases on to users rather than paying them themselves.
Twitter Blue users get priority ranking in replies, the ability to edit tweets, and 35 minute cap uploads for videos (only The internet). There are also custom app icons, easier navigation of bookmarked tweets, alignment within folders, and apps can have different themes.
Mobile-only features are customization of the navigation bar, as well as reader features that simplify long threads for a better reading experience.
Twitter Blue is currently available in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, UK and US.