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Twitter Blue arrives with longer videos, fewer ads and more options

TwitterBlue. (photo: Variety)

Elon Musk and his management began to deploy the new Twitter Blue. Of course, its availability is currently limited to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

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The new Twitter Blue maintains some of the functions offered by the previous administration of the social network. However, the biggest innovation that Elon Musk has brought to membership is the profile verification.

By USD$8, a user can get the typical blue badge that all platforms have to differentiate a person. But obviously, it is the check that only those with a large number of followers can aspire to.

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Other features coming soon to Twitter Blue include the ability to post longer videos (more than 2:20 minutes) Y increase the visibility of your tweets in replies, mentions, and searches. Finally, you will see fewer ads when you subscribe.

All the news that Elon Musk’s new Twitter Blue would bring

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The latest version of Twitter for iOS It already shows in its description the news that is coming to Twitter Blue and that will be activated in the next few hours, where the price of the service is confirmed, as well as the issue of blue verification, fewer ads, longer videos and content priority.

The most outstanding novelty of this latest version of Twitter Blue is the price of $7.99 “if you sign up now”, so it could even go up in price later if it is meant as a promotion for early adopters.

On the other hand, the only way to get the blue check It will be with Twitter Blue, although it is unknown if the process will be easier than before.

News for Twitter Blue. (Photo: Twitter/Jose Arana)
News for Twitter Blue. (Photo: Twitter/Jose Arana)

Another novelty, expected and evident, is that by being subscribed, users will see fewer adsalthough its proportion with respect to those users who are not going to be subscribed to the service is unknown.

Something to be thankful for is the possibility of being able to publish longer videossomething that will delight the content creators and to the companies themselves, who will see one more reason to subscribe.

There would also be an order of more precise relevance. By being subscribed to Twitter Blue, users will have priority if it is quality content, both in responses, mentions and search, they comment that this will help reduce scams, spam and bots.

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Find out what's new in Twitter Blue. Photo: diffusion.
Find out what’s new in Twitter Blue. Photo: diffusion.

Fraudulent accounts could be a problem

Obviously, this suggestion makes it easier to control the account, but it can also cause serious problems for Twitter. Why? Many users are probably interested in verifying their accounts, and the company is currently unsure if Twitter’s current staff can handle the large number of requests.

And it is currently unknown if the current Twitter verification system is cheat-proof. More than one will want to pass themselves off with a false identitywhich could cause major problems.

Twitter. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
Twitter. (photo: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

At a time when politicians and businessmen (from Elon Musk himself) do very important things on their Twitter accounts, fake profiles with verified IDs would create truly alarming situations.

Advertisers are aware of these hypothetical events. In recent days, some companies have expressed concern about the future of Twitter; especially in relation to the content moderation.

Elon Musk promotes what he understands as “freedom of expression”, and that could mean that the social network’s filters ignore posts previously deemed inappropriate. Of course, no business wants their ad to appear alongside these types of posts.

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