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What Is Twitter Blue? Is Twitter Blue Worth It?

Posted by Gary Henderson on Jan 29, 2023 2:53:03 PM

As of December 2022, there are approximately 368 million monthly active users on Twitter.

With almost half a million people actively using Twitter each month, how are you using the social media platform to grow your audience, personal brand, business, or online presence in 2023? 

In this blog post, you will find everything you need to know about the new Twitter blue subscription, like what is Twitter Blue, how to get a blue check on Twitter, Twitter Blue features, Twitter Blue requirements, how much the Twitter Blue subscription costs, and if it's worth getting Twitter Blue.

So, if you want to know how to get a blue check on Twitter, you're in the right place. 

This blog post will cover: 

Let's dive in!

What Is Twitter Blue?

Everything You Need To Know About Twitter's New Premium Subscription Service

Twitter Blue is a premium monthly subscription service that allows Twitter users to pay for Twitter verification or to pay for a blue checkmark on their profile.

Twitter Blue is the only way to verify a Twitter account and get a blue check on your profile. 

Twitter Blue subscribers will also gain immediate access to subscriber-only features and in-app customizations like Edit Tweet, 60-minute video uploads, reader mode, and priority ranking in conversation replies and search.

Note: Subscribers will only receive a blue checkmark and account verification after Twitter reviews the account to ensure all community guidelines and safety requirements are met. 

The new Twitter Blue feature, Edit Tweet, gives creators 30 minutes to make any edits to their Tweets.

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How Much Does Twitter Blue Subscription Cost?

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Since the most recent relaunch of Twitter Blue in December 2022, there have been some changes to the price.

Twitter Blue costs $11/month if you sign up on IOS and $8/month if you sign up on the web.

Twitter Blue is currently offered and available to Twitter users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, and the price may vary depending on the region you live in.

See all local pricing for the Twitter Blue subscription in the chart below. 


how much does twitter blue cost?

Image credits: Twitter

Twitter Alpha 👀: A recent tweet by Elon Musk, owner of Twitter, revealed a new higher-priced subscription option will be available in the upcoming weeks that allows zero ads giving subscribers an ad-free experience.

Related: NFT Glossary: An A to Z list of Twitter and NFT keywords you need to know in 2023

3 Types Of Verified Accounts On Twitter

It may be important to know there are two other types of checkmarks on Twitter in addition to the blue check.

So, depending on what type of brand, business, or creator you are, you may want to do your research and find the best choice for you. 

The three types of checks on Twitter:

  • Blue checkmark

  • Gold checkmark

  • Grey checkmark

Blue Checkmark

The blue check means two things: an account was verified under Twitter’s previous verification criteria (active, notable, and authentic), or the account is actively paying for Twitter’s new Twitter Blue subscription.

example of twitter blue subscription

Gold Checkmark

The gold checkmark indicates an official business account, and the account will also have a square profile picture (pfp).

Twitter verification Twitter gold checkmark meaning example

Grey Checkmark

The grey checkmark indicates an account represents a government institution or official, or a multilateral organization like public safety, crisis response, law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and embassies.

Twitter blue grey checkmark government account example

To protect the safety of other users, provide a better user experience, and prevent impersonating and duplicate accounts, there are some requirements you have to meet to be eligible to sign up for Twitter Blue. 

But, don't worry the Twitter Blue requirements are pretty straightforward.

Disclaimer: Twitter has the right to remove your blue checkmark from your profile anytime without notice or a refund. 

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Twitter Blue Requirements

According to Twitter, all Twitter Blue features will be available immediately except the blue checkmark, which will appear on eligible profiles after a review to ensure subscribed accounts meet all eligibility criteria.

Here are the Twitter Blue Requirements: 

  • All Twitter accounts must be more than 90 days old to be eligible to sign up for Twitter Blue

  • Twitter Blue subscribers are required to confirm their phone number during the signup process

Warning: Once subscribed to Twitter Blue, any changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle), will remove your blue checkmark without reimbursement until Twitter can revalidate your account. You cannot make any additional changes to your profile during this review period. 

Don't be like this guy and get stuck with an octopus pfp for two weeks.  

Twitter Blue Features

Let's take a look at what's included in the Twitter Blue subscription and with Twitter Blue Labs.

twitter blue features and what you get with twitter blue

Here's a complete list of the current Twitter Blue features and what you get access to as a Twitter Blue subscriber: 

  • Top Articles: Get more news with, the "People you follow" and "People they follow" tabs which expand your results, showing the most-shared articles from the people you follow, plus the people they follow

  • Reader: Set the text size you prefer for reading threads. Turn the Reader feature on by  selecting "View thread in Reader" from within any Tweet in a thread

  • NFT Profile Pictures: Connect your crypto wallet and set an NFT as your profile photo

  • Upload Longer Videos: Upload and Tweet videos that are up to 60 minutes long (1080p) on and up to 10 minutes long on iOS and Android

  • Audio Tab: Discover live, recorded, and upcoming Spaces and podcasts. Listen to stations, which are regularly updated collections of audio content made just for you.

  • 1080p Video: Share your favorite moments with 1080p (full HD) video

  • Bookmark Folders: Organize your Bookmarks into folders and avoid endless scrolling

  • Undo Tweet: Set a timer to undo sent Tweets, and choose which kinds of Tweets you want to undo

  • Custom Navigation: Choose what appears in your navigation bar to arrange how your app looks and get quick access to your favorite Twitter destinations

  • Theme: Choose a theme color for your Twitter experience that can only be seen by you

  • App Icons: Choose an exclusive app icon for your device and change it at any time

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How To Sign Up For Twitter Blue Subscription

How To Get A Blue Checkmark On Twitter

Now, you might be wondering how to sign up for Twitter Blue and how to get a blue check on Twitter. 

According to the Twitter Help Center, this is the best and easiest way to subscribe to Twitter Blue. 

Twitter blue verified account and blue checkmark example

How To Sign Up For Twitter Blue:

Disclaimer: All Twitter Blue subscriptions are non-refundable unless required by law.

  1. Navigate to the Profile menu  on your app or the  on

  2. Select Twitter Blue

  3. Select the Subscribe button

  4. If you haven’t already, verify your phone number

  5. Then, follow the in-app purchase instructions for iOS or Android and confirm your subscription payment

That's it! You’re now a Twitter Blue Member!

If you decide to cancel your Twitter Blue subscription, you will immediately lose all Twitter Blue features, but your blue check will remain on your profile until the subscription term expires.

Final Thoughts

Twitter Blue gives content creators an easier and more streamlined way to build a Twitter following, connect with followers, and have more creative power over their tweets. 

Will you be paying for Twitter Blue?  Is Twitter Blue worth the money to you?


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