Twitter Will Soon Begin Testing a Subscription Model

No more “How is this site free?” tweets



Twitter has hinted before that they’ll soon start using a subscription model of business as revenue from ads and data declines.

Earlier this month(It feels like a couple of months tbqh), Twitter posted new job openings under a new team codenamed Gryphon, where they are building a subscription platform, one that can be reused by other teams in the future.

People tweeted their opinions.

It now looks like this is actually happening.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told analysts in an investor call meeting that they will likely see some tests this year as they are considering a subscription model following declining revenue from its advertising business and licensed Twitter data.

Jack went ahead to confirm that the giant social media network is seeking to diversify its sources of revenue and that they are in the very early phases of exploring.

“We want to make sure any new line of revenue is complementary to our advertising business. We do think there is a world where subscription is complementary, where commerce is complementary, where helping people manage paywalls … we think is complementary,” he added.

Twitter had had a tough week following the massive hack of prominent and verified users on its platform. The hackers even had access to people’s messages.

“We fell behind. We feel terrible about the security incident. Security doesn’t have an endpoint. It’s a constant iteration … We will continue to go above and beyond here as we continue to secure our systems and as we continue to work with external firms and law enforcement,” Jack said in his apology.

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