Indian Users Will Have To Shell Out More Than US$ 8 For Twitter’s Blue Tick; Know The Amount
New Delhi: Contrary to expectations, Indian users will have to spend more than US $ 8 per month for Twitter’s Blue Tick, reports Live Hindustan. After buying the social media platform Twitter, Elon Musk has announced that users will now have a pay monthly for blue tick verification. In the US, it has been priced at $ 8 and its rollout has been started in India as well.
A day after its launch in the US, some users have seen the prompt related to Twitter Blue subscription in India. The prompt related to Twitter Blue has been shown to Indian users on the iOS App Store. These users have been shown the cost of a Twitter Blue subscription at Rs 719 per month, which is equivalent to $ 8.91 today. This means that Indian users will have to pay 0.91 dollars or about Rs 73 more for a Blue Tick, the report adds.
While fixing the price of Twitter Blue at $8, Musk said that its price is subject to change in different countries and this price will be based on the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of that country. Going by PPP, the price in India should have been lower than the global market and it was reported to be around Rs 185 per month.
However, the new prompt is not visible to all users and Twitter Blue is yet to have a wide rollout in India.
Twitter India has not issued any official statement on this.