Twitter said on Wednesday it would price Twitter Blue subscription for Android at $11 per month.
According to Twitter officials, it is the same as for iOS subscribers mean while offering a cheaper annual plan for web users when compared to monthly charges.
The blue check mark was previously free for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists, and other public figures and now it will be open to anyone prepared to pay.
It was rolled out last year to help Twitter grow revenue as owner Elon Musk fights to retain advertisers. Google’s Android users will be able to purchase Twitter Blue’s monthly subscription for $11, the same price as Apple’s iOS users, Twitter said on its website.
The higher pricing for Android users is likely to offset fees charged by Android’s Google Play Store, like Apple’s App Store. The annual plan for subscription to Blue, only available on the web, was priced at $84, a discount to the monthly web subscription price of $8.
Twitter did not respond to a request for comment on its Android pricing strategy.
The discount for web users would be available in countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, Twitter said.
Earlier in December, Musk added that Twitter’s basic blue tick will have half the number of advertisements and the social media platform will offer a higher tier with no advertisements by next year.
Remember that the Owner of Twitter Elon Musk already said that the social media giant will delete 1.5 billion inactive accounts with log-in for years to free space for names.
Elon Musk announces that the popular social media platform will soon delete up to 1.5 billion accounts to free space for names.
“These are obvious account deletions with no tweets and no log-in for years,” Musk added, taking to Twitter. However, the Tesla and SpaceX owner clarified that only those accounts will be deleted that have “no tweets and no log in for years”.
The move came just hours after Elon Musk announced that in a few weeks, they would release a ‘count show’ feature for tweets, similar to the one on videos.