Twitter Blue, the premium subscription service from the micro-blogging social media platform, is set to launch in Kenya soon. Although the exact dates have not been announced, the Twitter Blue menu option is now visible on the platform’s web app now.
Twitter Blue was launched on December 13, 2022, and was initially available in a few countries such as the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. The service provides verified users with a blue tick, the option to edit tweets, and the ability to upload high-resolution 1080p videos. Some users in Kenya may have used VPN services to subscribe to Twitter Blue while it was only available in other countries.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that the way blue ticks were granted previously was corrupt and nonsensical and that he planned to remove all legacy blue checks within a few months of the launch of Twitter Blue. He also stated that the company would soon expand its services to other countries.
When a user subscribes to Twitter Blue, they will gain access to subscriber-only features such as the ability to edit tweets, upload 1080p videos, access reader mode, and receive a blue check mark. This blue tick will be granted after the user adds a verified phone number to their account and the account is evaluated.
To access the premium service, the account must be at least 90 days old, active in the past 30 days, and must not have recent changes to the profile photo, display name, or username. Twitter Blue will not be ad-free, but subscribers may see fewer ads in the future. Additionally, Twitter Blue for Businesses, a new service being tested for corporate organizations, offers subscribers a gold check mark to distinguish their account as an official business on Twitter.