Twitter has announced that subscribers to its paid Twitter Blue service will get early access to some new features under a new Labs banner. Labs will give Twitter Blue subscribers early access to features that Twitter is testing as a part of that bundle, which is currently only available in some countries.
Twitter, which regularly tests new features ahead of their official rollout, has created a new way for some people to check out these new features before everyone else. The new feature is a similar mode to YouTube’s Labs features for Premium subscribers.
Labs subscribers now can upload from their desktop videos that are up to 10-minutes long. Standard users currently only have the option to upload videos that are up to 2 minutes and 20 seconds long. Additionally, iOS users can now swipe to pin their favorite conversations to the top of their direct message inbox.
Twitter says features that are released via Labs may eventually roll out to the rest of Twitter, become a static feature of Twitter Blue, or be scrapped altogether based on feedback it hears from subscribers.
Twitter Blue’s Labs will allow users to upload longer videos from desktops.
Users on Android or iOS who want to subscribe to Twitter Blue must be currently living in either Canada or Australia, as labs features aren’t widely accessible just yet.
However, Twitter has promised that Labs will be available in more countries soon, though, and the company has said on its website that Blue will be available in additional regions and on Android and the web “shortly.”