Twitter to hike its paid subscription to £11 a month for Android users

Twitter is hiking the price of its paid ‘Twitter Blue’ service for Android users and launching a cheaper annual subscription plan for web users.

At £84 a year, the yearly plan will work out to be cheaper compared to the monthly £11 fee.

On Wednesday, Twitter said that it would hike the price of its Twitter Blue subscription for Android to £11 per month, making it the same as what iOS users were paying.

A paid Twitter Blue account comes with the once-exclusive blue check mark which was reserved for verified accounts of politicians, famous personalities, journalists and other public figures.

Now anyone with money to spare can add a blue tick to their Twitter account, even the Taliban.

The change was rolled out last year to help Twitter grow revenue as owner Elon Musk fights to retain advertisers.

In November, Twitter launched the new £7 per month charge for the Twitter Blue subscription.

Soon, it increased the pricing of its paid subscription to £11, from £7.99 on its iPhone app to offset Apple’s app store fee.

The higher pricing for Android users is likely to offset fees charged by Android’s Google Play Store, like Apple’s App Store.

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 United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

In addition to the blue checkmark, the paid subscription offers early access to select features, like Edit Tweet.

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