Indian iPhone and iPad users finally have the opportunity to buy their own “verified” badges, but they have to pay more for the privilege compared to people in the US. When Elon Musk announced that the price of Twitter Blue subscriptions would vary from country to country based on PPP or purchasing power parity against the dollar.
However, in India, the price of a Twitter Blue subscription is higher than in the US. US users pay $7.99 for their subscription which turns out to be Rs 646.20 when converted. However, users in India will be charged 719 rupees per month or $8.89.
Prices in India should be much lower, around 400-600 rupees. Although small, there is a possibility that Twitter will revise the price of Twitter Blue in India at some point in the future.
What’s even worse is the fact that users in India cannot access all the features that Twitter offers to Twitter Blue users in the US, at least not until the time of writing this article.
A key feature of the Twitter Blue subscription, even before it was acquired by Elon Musk, was the ability to edit tweets. Indian subscribers with Twitter Blue can access the feature.
However, some of the other features that made it worth paying for Twitter Blue are not yet available. For example, users see about the same number of ads. Even worse, most of these ads are still irrelevant to users and their interests.
Another feature users in India don’t have is priority in search results, mentions and replies, which Musk had said users with a blue Twitter tick would get.
It remains to be seen if Indian users will be able to access news content located behind the paywalls of certain publications that have partnered with Twitter. This was also a key feature Musk highlighted when he sold the idea of users paying $20 for their verified checks on Twitter before dropping to $8.
Meanwhile, Android users will have to wait at least a few more weeks before they too get the privilege of purchasing their own verified badge.
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