The Twitter Blue subscription rolls out to the United States and New Zealand

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What you need to know

  • Twitter Blue has rolled out in the United States and New Zealand.
  • People can pay £2.99 per month to get ad-free news, but not an ad-free timeline.
  • Features include Twitter app customization and access to an Undo Tweet button.

The Twitter Blue subscription service is now rolling out to users in the United States and New Zealand, with a monthly price of $2.99 / NZD 4.49 attached. People get access to a number of features, although none of those will get them an ad-free timeline.

Twitter Blue launched in Canada and Australia earlier this year, but it's now expanding to two new countries. The features are the same, though. Those features include access to ad-free news articles from a range of supported outlets.

On iOS and desktop, Twitter Blue members will enjoy a fast-loading, ad-free reading experience when they visit many of their favorite news sites available in the US from Twitter, such as The Washington Post, L.A. Times, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, Reuters, The Daily Beast, Rolling Stone, BuzzFeed, Insider and The Hollywood Reporter.

On top of that there's an Undo Tweet button, as well as a feature that shows which top news articles your friends have been sharing online. Twitter Blue also gives people access to Labs, something that in turn means they'll be able to try some features out before others. Pinned conversations and longer video uploads are two examples.

People can learn more about Twitter Blue over on the Ttwitter website, while subscriptions are handled via the app and in-app purchases.

All of this also requires that you use the official Twitter app, of course. Whether that's the best iPhone app for actually using Twitter is a matter for debate, but there's no arguing that Twitter continues to try to lock people into using the first-party app.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.