The new subscription service Twitter Blue is currently busy adding new functions. The latest features were promised a long time ago – Tweets from Twitter Blue subscribers are now prioritized in chats. In addition, subscribers can now upload videos of up to one hour.
The longer videos can currently only be uploaded via the web platform and have a resolution of up to 1080p and a maximum file size of 2 GB. Prior to this change, Twitter Blue subscribers could upload videos up to 10 minutes long at 1080p resolution. The file size limit was a maximum of 512 MB. If you use the Twitter Android or iOS app, these limits continue to apply for the time being.
Regarding chats, Twitter says users will see “a slight preference for replies from Blue verified accounts over other replies”. In plain language – if you have a subscription or one of the old, verified accounts, twitter will display your answers above.
More new features are likely to come to Twitter Blue in the future. You have to somehow motivate users to pay $8 a month (or $11 on iOS) for the service. The blue verification tick still has a strong appeal. We will see how long this will remain the case.