Il meccanismo base del social non cambia, ma l'app diventa molto più potente e comoda da usare. Basterà per giustificare il prezzo dell'abbonamento?
Giuseppe Croce Giornalista
Peppe Croce, giornalista dal 2008, si occupa di device elettronici e nuove tecnologie applicate al mondo automotive. È entrato in Libero Tecnologia nel 2018.
Dopo le prime anticipazioni, giunte negli ultimi mesi, Twitter mette sul tavolo il suo primo servizio in abbonamento. In exchange for a small monthly fee, the subscription to Twitter Blue allows exclusive access to some interesting features for a better use of the social network of chirps.
As explained within a post published on the official blog, this is not a farewell to the usual formula - and free - that we have learned to know but different complementary integrations that offer members multiple features absent from the basic profile, especially useful for those who make intensive use of social and want to live a user experience of higher level. The first ones that since last weekend are having the opportunity to start testing the features available are the users of Canada and Australia. Following this initial phase, the subscription will become accessible outside the borders of the two nations and others will be able to experience the new "super powers".
Twitter Blue, what it offers
Among the most advantageous features of Twitter Blue, there is the undoing of tweets, already revealed several weeks ago and expected by many. With a special button, the platform will allow you to undo within 30 seconds of sending your content, whether directed to your own page or in response to a single post or a more complex thread. The duration of the preview can be customized by the user and, if necessary, reduced compared to the default.
Another introduction is that of bookmark folders. Thus, it will be possible to organize saved publications, in order to be able to consult and find them more easily later. In addition, there is the reader mode that allows you to hide the visual trappings, graphics and style elements, so you can read and participate more easily in the long queues of tweets and replies, without any distraction.
Last but not least, the application icons that become customizable on mobile devices, alongside the color themes. Obviously, there is also dedicated assistance for subscribers, to solve any problems encountered by premium users.
Twitter Blue, how much does it cost
To use the new features of Twitter Blue, the subscription costs 3.49 Canadian dollars or 4.49 Australian dollars, or respectively about 2.37/2.86 euros, to be paid monthly.
Currently the amounts for other countries have not been revealed, for which we will have to wait for the extension of the availability in specific areas.