Twitter Blue subscribers will no longer receive ad-free articles
According to recent reports, Twitter is planning to stop providing users who pay for the Twitter Blue subscription with access to ad-free articles. According to a report published in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the microblogging platform is about to go through significant changes as a result of its new owner, Elon Musk. The report indicates that people who pay to use Twitter will no longer have access to ad-free articles on the network. Twitter Blue is a paid version of Twitter that provides users with access to ad-free articles from hundreds of different publishers on the network, as well as features such as the edit button.
But because Musk wants to make money off of Twitter, his intentions to raise the price of a Twitter Blue subscription from $4.99 to $19.99 have already attracted a lot of attention. The current price of a Twitter Blue subscription is $4.99. He added that individuals who wish to keep or gain verified status on Twitter will be required to pay the price in order to keep the blue tick on their profiles. Those users who do not pay the charge will lose their verified status. The initial response does not appear to be hopeful for Musk, as the majority of users are willing to give up their blue ticks if Twitter forces them to spend money on them. The vast majority of users are of the opinion that the verification process ought to maintain its current level of accessibility without charge.
It is likely that Twitter will discontinue providing ad-free articles for its Blue subscribers
According to the source, it is anticipated that all of these alterations will be implemented by November 7. It is noteworthy to note that Musk is willing to negotiate a price reduction to as low as $8 rather than the standard $20. In fact, it appears like Musk is adopting the attitude that “some revenue is better than no revenue” in order to justify investing $44 billion on Twitter. This notion can be seen in his strategy.
Musk defended the price hike by adding, “We need to pay bills somehow,” referring to the business model at Twitter and his aspirations to raise its revenue. He was defending the increase in pricing. It is generally anticipated that the platform will undergo other alterations, one of which will involve the revision of its content moderation standards. The vast majority of users are interested in seeing how the new policies will ultimately operate.