Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it would price Twitter Blue subscription for Android at $11 per month the same as for iOS subscribers while offering a cheaper annual plan for web users when compared to monthly charges.
The blue check mark, which was previously only available to verified accounts of journalists, public figures, and renowned people, will soon be available to anyone willing to pay.
It was introduced a year ago to support Twitter’s income growth as owner Elon Musk battles to keep advertisers.
Twitter announced on its website that Google’s Android users would be able to purchase a monthly membership to Twitter Blue for $11, the same pricing as for the App.
Similar to Apple’s App Store, the higher prices for Android users are likely intended to cover the expenses.
The yearly Blue subscription plan, which was only offered online, cost $84, which was less than the $8 monthly subscription fee.
An inquiry on Twitter’s price policy for Android was not answered.
According to Twitter, the discount for web users will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia.
Earlier in December, Musk added that Twitter’s basic blue tick will have half the number of advertisements and the social media platform will offer a higher tier with no advertisements by next year.