Long before the takeover by Elon Musk, Twitter already had a paid version. Called Twitter Blue, it is offered in the United States, at a price of 4.99 dollars per month.
The new owner of the social network wants to bet a little more on this paid version, probably to depend less on advertising revenue. Barely became the boss of Twitter, Musk has indeed decided to modify this paid version.
The new subscription will cost more, 8 dollars, but this one will also allow the user to have more advantages, including the famous blue verification badge. Some Twitter users have already seen the update appear on the application, but as TechCrunch reports, for the moment it is only a test.
In fact, on the new Twitter, it will be very easy to get the blue badge, as long as you pay for the Twitter Blue subscription. A new “official” badge will nevertheless be introduced in order to verify certain accounts of governments, companies, or even major media.
What if Twitter became fully paid?
But that’s not the end of the surprises. Indeed, according to new rumors, Musk could make the social network 100% paying.
At least, that’s what is explained by an article recently published by the Platformer site. The site would indeed have learned that Elon Musk would discuss this idea of hiding the entire social network behind a paywall.
For the moment, as usual, this information is to be considered with caution, since it is not official. But given the number of times the owner of Twitter has mentioned “8 dollars” (the new subscription price) in his posts, it becomes clear that the paid version is a priority for him.
Everything that will change for Twitter
In any case, the arrival of Elon Musk at the head of the social network brings important changes for it. As we mentioned earlier, Twitter laid off half of the employees, before recalling some.
Otherwise, important changes will also come to the microblogging platform, as far as functionality is concerned. For example, while Twitter currently limits posts to 280 characters, it will allow users to post long content.
Twitter also wants to attract more creators. And Elon Musk wants to encourage YouTube stars to publish their content on his platform.
“Twitter will soon add the ability to attach long text to tweets, ending the nonsense of notepad screenshots”he said in a recent publication, before adding: “Creator monetization tracking for all forms of content.”
In response to a user, Musk also asked how monetization on YouTube works and how Twitter can do better.