Tesla CEO Elon Musk, proven right here in March, proposed a sequence of adjustments to Twitter’s subscription service, together with worth adjustments and the choice to pay in dogecoin.
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This time, he is provide you with a slew of ideas for Twitter Blue, the social media large’s subscription service. They embrace a worth minimize, the choice to pay in dogecoin and banning adverts.
He was appointed to Twitter’s board of directors on Tuesday and stated he seems ahead to working with the board to make “important enhancements to Twitter within the coming months.”
Launched in June, Twitter Blue is the social media large’s first subscription service for these keen to pay for unique entry to particular options — corresponding to an “Undo Tweet” function, custom-made Twitter app icons and the power so as to add bookmarks.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Musk recommended there must be no adverts and that the subscription worth be minimize.
“Everybody who indicators up for Twitter Blue (ie pays $3/month) ought to get an authentication checkmark,” he tweeted.
“Worth ought to most likely be ~$2/month, however paid 12 months up entrance & account does not get checkmark for 60 days (look ahead to CC chargebacks) & suspended with no refund if used for rip-off/spam,” he stated.
“And no adverts. The facility of companies to dictate coverage is tremendously enhanced if Twitter depends upon promoting cash to outlive,” he added.
Musk additionally proposed that the pricing “must be proportionate to affordability & in native forex.”
“Possibly even an choice to pay in Doge?” he recommended, referring to the cryptocurrency.
Twitter has but to reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
The Twitter Blue service is accessible in solely the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The undo function lets subscribers change their tweet earlier than it goes stay. It’s not an edit function, which Twitter customers have usually requested. “It is not an edit button, however an opportunity to preview and revise your Tweet earlier than it is posted for the world to see,” the corporate has stated.