Last year, Twitter launched a subscription-based service called Twitter Blue, which unlocked additional features and perks for subscribers. One such perk was the ability to change icons, and since launch, only iPhone users were able to use custom icons on Twitter Blue. But now, with the latest update, Android users can enjoy this feature as well.
Twitter has been testing out new features on iOS first, possibly due to the volume of iOS users on the platform. Themes and custom navigation were also iOS exclusives at first, and then moved to Android. Android users will now have access to various custom app icons that can now be found in the settings. Some additional Twitter icons have also been added with different colour backgrounds. Additionally, Twitter Blue subscribers get seasonal icons that expire on a specified date, and they usually reflect special events, annual celebrations, or the season of the year.
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The biggest feature under the Twitter Blue programme is the “Undo Tweet” option. This feature allows Twitter Blue subscribers to preview and edit tweets before they are sent. This feature gives you some time to make changes to your tweet while it is being sent. Fortunately, the Undo Tweet option is already available on iOS, Android, and Twitter on the web.
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Reader is another feature available on iOS, Android, and Twitter web. It is a view that turns long threads in a Twitter conversation into an easier-to-read view. You can also change the text size within the view in Reader. Another useful feature is the Top Articles section which allows you to easily check out which articles have been the most-shared in your network in the last 24 hours.
Ad-free articles, which are occasionally included in the Reader, custom navigation, and themes are all available on iOS and Twitter web, but not on Android. Twitter Blue is available in the US for $2.99 a month. It has not yet reached India and is expected to be rolled out in the country sometime this year.
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