New updates are added at the bottom of this story…….
The original story (published November 10, 2022) follows:
Twitter Blue arrived last year (2021) as a subscription service that “unlocks” new options and benefits for users.
Recently, Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter was confirmed. Among the changes the new owner has made to the platform is a new Twitter Blue with some tweaks.
For example, subscribers will now receive a verification checkmark on their profile, which was previously achieved after an approval process.
Twitter Blue is already available in some markets, but some users still can’t subscribe due to a “not available in your country” error. Thus, in this story we will try to dispel the doubts related to this situation.
Twitter Blue subscription for Android and Web currently unavailable
Many users are wondering when the “Twitter Blue verification tick” will be available. There are doubts both for the web version and for Android, as the feature is already available on iOS.
Yes, everyone has tried getting verified on Android, but it’s not yet known when you can according to Twitter for the foreseeable future, even if you’ve purchased Twitter Blue!
Yo, @elonmusk, mate, when can I get Twitter Blue for Android? Release date maybe?
It’s worth pointing out that there are currently two types of verification ticks: legacy verification (the traditional verification for interest profiles) and new verification (for Twitter Blue followers).
This is the new Twitter Blue Check which is not currently available to some users. Next, we will explain the reason behind it.
Here is the official word
First, the new Twitter Blue is currently available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. So if you live outside these territories, you will not be able to access the subscription.
But several users report that even living in these areas they cannot activate the subscription on Android or the web version.
Indeed, the new features of Twitter Blue are not currently available for these platforms. Thus, it is no longer possible to subscribe to the service since yesterday (November 9) until the full subscription reaches these platforms.
No new subscriptions on Android or web will be possible starting November 9, 2022, until the new $7.99/month Twitter Blue is available on those platforms.
Current Twitter Blue followers who subscribed via Android or web have the option to cancel the service if they wish. Cancellation can be manual or automatic (pending the end of the billing period).
They can either manually cancel their subscription on the platform on which they subscribed, in which case they will obtain the service until the end of their current billing period, or their subscriptions will be canceled with notice.
Unfortunately, there is still no official information on when the new Twitter Blue will be available on Android and on the web. However, there is an official word on the availability of the subscription in India:
If the subscription arrives in India in less than a month, it is possible that other countries will also receive it during the same period. But there are no details yet on which other countries will soon receive the subscription.
We’ll be monitoring the situation to update this story with relevant new information regarding Twitter Blue’s availability on Android and web once it’s published.
Update 1 (November 14, 2022)
6:50 p.m. (IST): Elon Musk recently apologized for the extreme slowness of Twitter in various countries. He even acknowledged the fact that the microblogging site is exceptionally slow on Android but didn’t really mention a solution.
Twitter is super slow on Android. What did you do to solve this problem?
Update 2 (November 16, 2022)
2:58 p.m. (IST): Elon Musk has confirmed that the relaunch of the “Twitter Blue Verified” feature will take place on November 29 and that they are working to get it working solidly.
Blue Verified punting to November 29 to make sure it’s rock solid
Update 3 (22 November 2022)
09:34 (IST): According to a tweet from Elon Musk, the relaunch of Twitter Blue is now postponed. They do this to reduce or completely eliminate the possibility of identity theft.
Another big reveal was that a different color control will be used for individuals than for organizations.
Delay relaunch of Blue Verified until there is high confidence that identity theft has stopped. Will likely use a different color for organizations than for individuals.
Update 4 (November 25, 2022)
4:58 p.m. (IST): Elon Musk gave a new update on the “Blue Verified” Twitter and confirmed that it will be accessible from next Friday. It also explains how it will work.
Companies: will get a Gold check
Government figures: will get a gray tick
Individuals (including celebrities): blue tick
Also, it stated that all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before verification is enabled.
Individuals may have an additional small logo demonstrating their membership in an organization if that organization verifies them as such. More information will be available next week:
All verified individual humans will have the same blue check, as the limit of what constitutes “notable” is otherwise too subjective. Individuals can have a small secondary logo indicating that they belong to an organization if they are verified as such by that organization. More explanations next week.
Update 5 (November 30, 2022)
1:06 p.m. (IST): Elon Musk reportedly delayed Twitter Blue’s relaunch to avoid Apple’s 30% cut. More on that here.
Update 6 (December 2, 2022)
12:32 p.m. (IST): The Twitter Blue subscription service was supposed to launch today and users are now ask as to when exactly it will be available. However, there is no official word on the same.
Update 7 (December 5, 2022)
12:46 p.m. (IST): Elon Musk confirmed that they will consider criticisms and suggestions regarding the lack of Android development for Twitter. Currently, the iOS app is more refined and gets new features first.
Update 8 (December 8, 2022)
1:15 p.m. (IST): Twitter plans to change the price of the Twitter Blue subscription. It can cost $7 if users pay through the web and $11 if they pay through the app on iOS.
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