Twitter did not publish many details on the paid subscription model It’s simmering, but thanks to app seeker Jane Manchun Wong, we can get some clues as to what it will cost and be called. Saturday, Wong tweeted that the Twitter Blue subscription service will cost $ 2.99 per month and allow users to cancel their tweets and create bookmark collections, among other features.
Twitter also appears to be working on a tiered subscription model, she added. She speculated that higher tiers might unlock additional paid features and give users a more clutter-free premium experience, similar to what you might do. find on a news aggregation service.
Wong has made a name for himself for reverse-engineering popular applications to find out what features Big Tech might experiment with or consider adding next. Rumors on Twitter incorporating more ways for users to monetize their content are not new. Earlier this month, Twitter smoothly launched a “Tip Jar” function which, as the name suggests, allows users to send and receive money from strangers over the internet using their choice of third-party services. However, while Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has confirmed Insider in July 2020, while in the “all, very early stages” of exploring a subscription model, the company has been silent on its plans ever since.
But it’s becoming increasingly clear that there is a lot of work behind the scenes. Last week Twitter Parchment acquired, a paid subscription service that removes advertisements from participating websites. Between acquisition and Twitter announcement of closure of Nuzzel, a news aggregator acquired by Scroll in 2019 which has become popular for sending users a daily newsletter of the top stories from their Twitter feed, it certainly looks like Twitter is preparing to roll out its own subscription service. when we asked about Tweets by Wong on Saturday, a Twitter spokesperson declined to comment.
A subscription service would be the latest in a series of new features that Twitter has tested in recent weeks, including a improved image cropping algorithm and an updated alert system for potentially offensive tweets. It’s still unclear when the paid version of Twitter will launch or who would be eligible, but if all of these rumors and clues going around are any indication, we could have an announcement on that front sooner rather than later.