Elon Musk says Twitter Blue cuts the number of ads in half
There are also plans for a more expensive, ad-free tier in 2023.
Elon Musk has stated that Twitter Blue users will now see fewer ads on the platform.
In a response to an inquiry from a Twitter Blue subscriber, Musk confirmed that if you purchase a subscription, you will only see half the amount of ads on your feed.
Additionally, he says that the platform will add a new, more expensive tier of the subscription service in 2023. The higher tier completely eliminates ads from subscribers’ feeds, claims Musk.
That didn’t turn out great as trolls began to take advantage of the feature, and Twitter pulled back a few days later.
The platform eventually relaunched its paid verification system through Twitter Blue. It also increased the price from $8 to $11 on iOS to help circumvent Apple’s 30 percent cut of all sales through the App Store.
Twitter is also rolling out new color badges to represent different verification levels. It’s adding a gold badge for businesses and a gray badge for government accounts.
Seeing fewer ads is always a great benefit of any subscription service. Many of us pay extra to streaming platforms, so we don’t have to deal with unwanted advertisements.
But even so, who thought we’d consider paying $10 a month for social media in 2023?
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