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X (Twitter) to Begin Charging New Users for Basic Features

According to Fortune, Twitter X will charge new users $1 per year to utilize basic services such as publishing new posts, talking to other users, quoting, reposting, liking, bookmarking, and creating lists. This will officially place X behind a paywall, preventing individuals from utilizing the platform without paying, despite the fact that it is ad-supported.


According to the story, the concept originated with X owner Elon Musk, who has long indicated his desire to charge everyone to use the network. Musk stated on a live webcast last month that making X paid is the “only way” to keep the platform free of bots, despite his previous statements that charging for a blue verified badge will eliminate bots.


Since Musk bought X, several functions have been restricted to those who pay for the Premium edition. Initially, the subscription unlocked features like an edit button, longer postings, text formatting, and themes. X began limiting the number of posts per day that non-paying users could see on their timelines a few months ago.


According to a rumour published earlier this month, X is also going to launch a new, more expensive Premium tier that will remove all advertisements. X Premium subscriptions are currently $8 per month or $84 per year. This could be a reaction to X losing many advertisers as a result of Musk’s new regulations.


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