Twitter may eventually be placed behind a paywall


Twitter is largely free to use and users who want additional features can subscribe to Twitter Blue at $5 a month (for now), but otherwise most of Twitter’s core features and functions are free. That could change in the future.

This is according to a report from Platformer who has learned that Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, has been having discussions where apparently one potential idea is that Twitter could eventually be locked behind a paywall, meaning that if you want to use Twitter in its most basic form, you’d have to pay for it.

The report claims that it won’t be completely locked behind a paywall. Apparently users will be allowed to use Twitter for a limited amount of time each month, and then after that if they want to keep using its service, they’ll have to pay for it. This is similar to monetization techniques found in mobile games, where there are timed features and that any further use will require users to essentially fork out real money to keep playing.

Ever since Musk acquired Twitter, there have been many massive changes made to the platform. One of those is a proposed increase in price to Twitter Blue from $5 a month to $8 a month which could also come with a verified badge. It has also been said that existing verified users will need to pay for this subscription to keep their verified status.

That being said, the paywall feature hasn’t been confirmed yet so take it with a grain of salt, but suffice to say that Twitter will never be the same again.

Source: Platformer

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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