Twitter Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the micro-blogging platform is “spinning up subscriptions” so that users can “charge” their followers for specific content.
When a user posted a longer tweet with the new Blue feature, which allows customers to create tweets of up to 4,000 characters, Musk replied, “Good use of long tweet! Next update will allow much longer tweets with basic formatting, so you can post any content on Twitter.”
“We’re also spinning up subscriptions, so you can charge people for some content and they can easily pay with one click,” He added.
Some users expressed their views on Musk’s post.
Where one user asked, “Charging to read tweets? Or a paywall?”, another commented, “Brilliant idea. Now an author can publish his entire book on Twitter, maybe a chapter at a time. The first few Leave the tweets as free and the rest paid.”
The upcoming feature can become an opportunity for users to earn money from their followers on the micro-blogging platform.
Meanwhile, last week, the micro-blogging platform announced that it will no longer allow non-Twitter Blue users to use text messages as a two-factor authentication (2FA) method after March 20.
Earlier this month, Twitter confirmed that it would charge Rs 650 per month for its Blue service with verification on the web and Rs 900 on Android and iOS mobile devices in India.
The Twitter Blue rollout was in line with its CEO Elon Musk’s campaign to push for monetization on the platform.
Musk previously suggested that he would price the subscription service based on the region in which it is being rolled out but that does not appear to be the case.
The monthly cost of Twitter Blue is higher than that of Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music, and many other global services, which are generally cheaper in markets that factor in nations’ lower GDPs.
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Information Source: IndiaTimes