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Twitter Blue launches in US: Subscribers to get quick edit button, reader mode, and more

The updates include ad-free access to 300 publishers
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Posters rejoice—Twitter is letting us edit tweets. Think of how many careers will be saved for only the cost of a dozen eggs a month. On Tuesday, Twitter expanded its subscription service Twitter Blue to US, which is almost as good as a blue check. Almost.

It wasn’t a complete surprise—Twitter Blue was announced in June and first tested in Canada and Australia before opening to the US and New Zealand this week.

Here’s what you get for $2.99 a month:

  • An Undo feature, giving users a timer of up to 30 seconds to correct a mistake in a tweet before sending.
  • Bookmark folders for categorizing your favorite...tweets?
  • A Reader mode that makes threaders easier to read.
  • Ability to upload videos as long as 10 minutes, along with other features also being tested.

Big news: Twitter announced this week that subscribers will also get ad-free access to more than 300 publications, including the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and local and regional newspapers like the Philadelphia Inquirer. (You’ll still need a subscription to read paywalled articles.) A portion of Twitter Blue’s revenue will go towards publishers in their network.—RB

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