Twitter says paying Blue subscribers now get ‘prioritized rankings in conversations’

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Twitter has up to date its list of features for Twitter Blue, saying subscribers paying for the $8-a-month service will now get “prioritized rankings in conversations” and the power to add movies as much as 60 minutes in size.

Twitter proprietor Elon Musk has lengthy promised to make Twitter Blue customers extra seen on the location. In November he said subscribers would get “Precedence in replies, mentions & search, which is crucial to defeat spam/rip-off,” and earlier this month the corporate repeated this promise, saying Twitter Blue will supply ”precedence rating in search, mentions, and replies.”

“This function prioritizes your replies on Tweets that you simply work together with.”

An replace to the corporate’s Twitter Blue help web page (spotted by TechCrunch; examine to older model here) says these precedence replies at the moment are in impact, although it doesn’t reference precedence in search or mentions. The corporate doesn’t supply element on how the function works, saying solely: “This function prioritizes your replies on Tweets that you simply work together with.”

Presumably, although, it imply that when ordering replies to a Tweet, Twitter will now weight whether or not or not the consumer pays for Blue alongside different obvious components just like the time the tweet was posted and its recognition. Earlier this month, Twitter support said the function was meant to “decrease the visibility of scams, spam and bots,” although some have frightened that paying for precedence may additionally give dangerous actors a simple solution to enhance their messages.

Along with prioritized replies, Twitter Blue subscribers can now add movies as much as 60 minutes lengthy, 2GB in dimension, and 1080p decision. This function is just accessible through the net, and Twitter warns in a support page that it could have to switch “the decision and bitrate of the unique video whereas streaming primarily based on the pace and stability of the viewer’s web connection.” Different current options for Blue subscribers embody bookmark folders, a reader interface for lengthy threads, and the power to briefly “undo” tweets.

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