Twitter paying for some users? Elon Musk is considering it

Now that Twitter’s board of directors has accepted its takeover offer, Elon Musk is unveiling his ideas for the future of the platform. In particular, he plans to make it chargeable for some of the users.

In a tweet posted last night, Elon Musk expressed his desire to charge some users to stay on Twitter. “Twitter will always be free for casual users, but [il y aura] maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” he said.

If we imagine that this “light cost” will be surmountable for companies and authorities, it will still change the philosophy inherent in Twitter, which has always been free. At least for its traditional version. Because remember that there is also a paid formula, called Twitter Bluewhich provides access to additional features.

This paid service is currently only available in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It allows in particular to cancel a tweet, to take advantage of a “Reading” mode, to have “bookmark folders” or to read articles without advertising. Soon, via its “lab”, Twitter was also to offer its paying users the long-awaited (and much debated) option to edit a tweet.

Currently, Twitter Blue is priced at $2.99. In a tweet posted last week and since deleted, Musk hinted that he was considering making the subscription cheaper.

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