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X Premium: How To Unlock a New Experience on Twitter?


Mar 20, 2024 10 mins read
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With Elon Musk at Twitter’s helm, the new ownership made several changes to the social media network. One such alteration was the introduction of X Premium, the platform’s subscription program.

Since its launch in December 2022, this service acquired 640,000 subscribers within four months, according to Statista. The subscription program continues to grow, adding new features regularly. If you want to know more about this service and what it has to offer, this article has you covered. It talks in-depth about premium subscriptions to help you decide whether you need this service.

What Is X Premium Subscription?

According to the current owner, Elon Musk, the platform has over 540 million monthly users. Suppose you compare it with Statista’s subscribers’ figure. In that case, it only accounts for 0.001% of the people on X. This means several individuals may be unaware of this service, which is why they ask — what is X Premium subscription?

The answer is simple: it is a membership service that provides subscribers exclusive platform features. These utilities aim to provide a better user experience and allow people to do a lot more on the website. 

When X launched its subscription service after the takeover, it called the program Twitter Blue. However, Twitter Blue wasn’t the brainchild of the new management. In fact, the old leadership introduced this service in June 2021 for $2.99. It provided features like:

  • Exclusive customer support
  • Customization options via themes
  • Reader mode to make it easier to see replies
  • Organize tweets saved by users as groups
  • Undo tweets

A year after the launch of this subscription program, the social media giant increased the monthly fee to $4.99.

The platform also changed the name of this service to X Premium after rebranding itself as X.

What Are the Tiers of X Premium?

When the social media network launched the subscription service, there was only one tier. This was the case for several months. Before the official announcement, Elon Musk hinted that two additional packages would exist. 

On October 27, 2023, the social media giant announced the following subscription packages:

  • X Basic
  • X Premium
  • X Premium+

What Features Do You Get With a Premium Subscription on X?

The main draw to the subscription service was the availability of several exclusive features. These utilities have the potential to change your experience on the platform altogether. Initially, as there was only a single tier, the social media giant offered all features to every subscriber. However, as there are now multiple packages, the platform changed what people get. Below is a list of all the features you get as a Premium subscriber on Twitter, now X.

1. X Basic: A Taste of Twitter’s Subscription Service

X Basic is the lowest subscription tier, providing just enough features for an enjoyable experience. Below is a list of all the exclusive utilities you get as an X Basic subscriber:

  • Increase character limit from 280 to 25,000 – In this tier, you can create long-form content with up to 25,000 characters. The increase in this limit is also available in replies and quote posts. This is a handy feature if you dislike making a Twitter thread just to fit a few extra words.
  • Edit posts up to five times within an hour after publishing – With this feature, you can change your tweet’s content, media, and mentions. It works for posts and tweets you quote.
  • Upload 1080p videos as large as 8GB – X allows you to post 1080p videos that are two hours long, as long as they don’t exceed 8GB. However, you can only upload videos this long using X on a desktop browser or the iOS mobile app. On Android, the 1080p media cannot be longer than 10 minutes.
  • Find like-minded people on X with communities – You can start a community on X and invite people with similar interests to join. As an administrator, you decide if:
    • Anyone can join the group.
    • People need an invitation to be a part of your community.
    • Members can invite people to the group.

2. X Premium: Transform Your Experience on Twitter

On this tier, you get all the features of X Basic along with the following utilities:

  • 50% decrease in the number of ads in your feeds – There is a decrease in the ads that appear in your timeline, i.e., For You and Following tabs. The platform also shows you double the number of organic posts, i.e., non-promotional tweets. However, this feature doesn’t affect the ads you see in other parts of the website.
  • The iconic blue checkmark and the ability to hide it – You can apply for verification and get the blue checkmark if you meet all of X’s requirements. Also, you can hide the blue tick from your profile. Although it won’t appear in your posts and profile page, it is still visible in other regions.
  • Become eligible to start Twitter Subscriptions and receive revenue from Ads – If you’re a creator, you can offer a subscription and provide exclusive content to your subscribers. Also, when you publish posts and replies, you get revenue from the ads that appear next to your content. X uses organic views these ads receive from users to determine your share.
  • Use X Pro and Media Studio – TweetDeck, now rebranded to X Pro, is only available to subscribers. It is an excellent tool for power users, providing additional functionality on the platform. Similarly, you can use Media Studio, an asset management tool for all media content.
  • Prevent impersonation by verifying your profile – You can now ask X to verify your account to ensure other people don’t impersonate you. The social media giant will ask you to share your government ID to confirm you are who you say you are.
  • A slight boost in reply visibility – X prioritizes your replies on posts and pushes them towards the top of the reply chain.

3. X Premium+: Get All the Features for the Ultimate Ad-Free Experience

With X Premium+, all the features from the previous tiers are also available, along with these additional functionalities:

  • Removes ads from your feeds – You’ll no longer see ads in the For You and Following timelines. However, you’ll still see promotional content in other parts of X.
  • Early access to Grok, X’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) – The social media network allows you to use Grok and test out this generative AI. 
  • Considerable boost in reply visibility – Your comments on tweets have greater visibility than any other subscription tier.

How Much Is X Premium, and Is There a Refund Policy?

If you’re interested in subscribing to avail more features, you’ll want to know how much X Premium is. Below is a list highlighting the monthly and annual prices of each subscription tier on the social media platform:

  • Basic (web): Monthly – $3; Yearly – $32
  • Premium (web): Monthly – $8; Yearly – $84
  • Premium+ (web): Monthly – $16; Yearly – $168

The pricing varies depending on the region. Also, if you purchase the subscription from the mobile app, the social media platform charges a higher amount. This is because X has to account for the commission charged by various mobile app stores. 

You can always upgrade to the higher package if you’re on a lower tier. However, you can only do so on iOS devices and desktop browsers. Why? When you upgrade to iOS, the platform will refund a portion of the subscription amount. How much you receive depends on the days remaining to renew the subscription. For example, if you upgrade at the start of the billing cycle, you’ll get a larger refund. On the other hand, this amount decreases the closer you get to the end of the billing period.

If you upgrade the subscription to a desktop browser, you won’t get a refund. Instead, the platform credits the amount equivalent to the days remaining in the subscription. X will use this amount in the next billing cycle. When you upgrade, the new package becomes active immediately.

You won’t get any refunds from the platform when you downgrade to an iOS device or desktop browser. However, the platform will allow you to use the current subscription package until the end of the billing cycle.

How Do You Become a Premium Subscriber on X?

X lets you purchase the platform’s premium subscription from the mobile app and desktop browser. The steps below highlight where you need to look to activate the social media giant’s subscription service:

  1. After you sign in to your X profile, look at the quick navigation bar. On the mobile app, tap your profile icon to bring out this panel. There is an X button with the following text in the quick navigation profile menu – Premium. Tap this icon to see all the subscription plans.
  2. Select which Premium tier you want to use. The platform shows you all the features you get with each package.
  3. The Premium subscription popup will also show you the monthly and yearly prices. Select your preferred pricing model.
  4. Complete the payment, and you’ll get all the subscription features immediately.

The platform will verify your account if you choose the Premium or Premium+ tier. This may take a while. After it verifies your profile successfully, you’ll get a blue checkmark on your account. 

Remember, the blue tick isn’t available if you get X Basic. Contact X’s customer support if the checkmark doesn’t appear on your account after a few days.

Make Sure You Always Have Access to X’s Subscription Service With TweetDelete

With all the information in this article, you can decide whether to get X’s subscription service. If you are happy with what the social media platform offers, purchase it from a desktop browser. This way, you won’t have to pay more to use all the features.

However, you should be careful after you get the premium Twitter subscription. If you break the platform’s rules, X can cancel your subscription. Also, you won’t get a refund, even if it happens at the start of the billing cycle. This happens if your posts’ content goes against the platform’s rules.

The best way to ensure no one reports your tweets is to delete them before people notice them. However, this will take a lot of time, as X only allows you to remove one tweet at a time. The best way to quickly resolve this issue is to use TweetDelete.

This tool has a bulk-delete option to remove hundreds of posts from your profile. You can choose which tweets to delete. There is a custom filter to make it easier to find every rule-breaking post in your profile. The best part is that you don’t have to promote anything on your account to use this service. As a result, no one will know you deleted specific posts from your profile.

Also, with the auto-delete feature, you can set it up to catch and remove tweets containing rule-breaking content.

Ensure X doesn’t cancel your X Premium subscription by using TweetDelete today!


Dee is a tech enthusiast and digital privacy expert at He shares valuable insights and practical advice to help users take control of their digital presence. When not writing, Dee enjoys exploring new technologies and engaging with the online community.

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