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'Twitter Blue' confirmed: Custom app icon, themes, and more for $3 per month

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What you need to know

  • Twitter Blue has seemingly been confirmed through the App Store.
  • One user found that it is listed as an in-app purchase.

Twitter Blue is real and at least one person has already signed up for it.

Earlier this month, Jane Manchun Wong reported that Twitter would announce a new paid tier to its social media service called Twitter Blue. The supposed service would cost $2.99 per month and include premium features like being able to undo a tweet.

Wong also revealed that Twitter is apparently working on a tiered subscription service, of which the $2.99 Twitter Blue would only be a part. Scroll will be a part of a higher-priced tier. When Twitter acquired Scroll early last week, it was mentioned then that the service would later be part of Twitter's subscription offerings. I guess we now have a better idea of what those will look like.

Today, Wong says that Twitter has confirmed Twitter Blue through the App Store as it is listed as an in-app purchase. According to the screenshots posted to Twitter, the service will enable exclusive features for users like color themes, custom app icons, and a Reader Mode.

Twitter confirms "Twitter Blue", which costs $2.99 per month by publicly including such In-App Purchase on the App StoreFor testing, I've become the first paying Twitter Blue customer 😅Twitter Blue comes with Color Themes as well as custom App IconsReader Mode coming soon

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It's still unclear when Twitter Blue will be officially rolled out to users, but it's looking pretty close. I checked and did not see Twitter Blue as an in-app payment option just yet, so it looks to still be in beta or only available to select users like Wong.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.