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Twitter Blue launched in India, priced at Rs 719 per month?

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  • Twitter Blue subscription is now available in India
  • It is priced at Rs 719 per month
  • Apart from verifying accounts, it brings new features like editing and undoing tweet

Twitter Blue price in India has been confirmed. It appears that the subscription service, which brings the “Blue Tick” as well as additional features”, is being rolled out in a phased manner. At the beginning of this week, Twitter rolled out the Twitter Blue service, priced at $7.99 per month, in limited countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

After Elon Musk acquired Twitter, he sacked about 50 percent of its employees across the globe in an attempt to make his $44 billion acquisition work. In India alone, he has laid off 90 percent of the workforce. Twitter India is yet to release an official statement on the availability of Twitter Blue in India. The Twitter account of Twitter India has been inactive since October 30th, 2022.

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Twitter Blue: price in India

Twitter blue price

Twitter Blue price in India

Twitter user Gaurav Agarwal shared images via a tweet to show that he has subscribed to Twitter Blue. His profile states that since he is subscribed to Twitter Blue, his account has been verified.

Twitter Blue, an opt-in paid subscription, is priced at Rs 719 per month in India. It means that using the service for an entire year will cost Rs 8,268. The Twitter Blue subscription in India is priced higher than the US rate of $7.99, which is approximately Rs 650 as per the current exchange rates. It appears that the Twitter Blue service is currently being rolled out on iOS devices.

Those who purchase Twitter Blue for Rs 719 will see a blue checkmark next to their display, indicating that their account has been verified. It also brings some additional features, including the ability to edit tweets. It appears that once a user stops paying their monthly subscription amount, he/she will not see a blue checkmark next to their display name on Twitter.

Before Elon Musk took over Twitter, it did not cost anything to get an account verified. Previously, people belonging to categories like government, companies, NPOs, news organisations, journalists, entertainment, sports, e-sports, activists, organizers, and influential individuals could verify their Twitter account for free to distinguish genuine accounts from imposters and parodies.

Twitter Blue: What features are included?

Musk has said before that Twitter Blue accounts will have priority in replies, mentions, and searches to stop spam and scams. They will also be able to post long videos and audio, and there will be half as many ads. It has features like edit tweets, undo tweets, bookmark folders, custom app icons, themes, custom navigations, top articles, and a reader, according to the official Twitter Blue features page. Readers should note that not all the Twitter Blue features are available at present. The page also mentions that Twitter Blue is currently only available for iOS users.

Twitter Blue has turned Twitter into chaos

Twitter has claimed that there is no change in the verification process. However, soon after the Twitter Blue subscription rolled out in the US, plenty of fake or notorious accounts with misleading names and images impersonating celebrities, presidents, and so on were verified. Twitter user Damned Sinker has started a thread to show a number of paid Twitter Blue accounts impersonating actual blue checkmark accounts.

As can be seen in the thread above, there are fake verified blue checkmark accounts of LeBron James, President Biden, George Bush, Tony Blair, Apple TV Plus, and Valve Software, to name a few. Twitter

In related news, apart from blue checkmarks, Twitter has also started using labels and badges like “official,” “state-affiliated,”  “government organization,” and “automated (bot accounts)” on Twitter accounts to provide more context so that users can easily identify distinguish different types of accounts as well as know the genuine ones.

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