Elon Musk has confirmed that Twitter users paying an $8 monthly premium for Twitter Blue and still getting annoyed with ads will have the option to choose an ad-free experience next year.
What Happened: Responding to a user, who complained about paying for a Twitter Blue subscription and still seeing ads, Musk said Twitter’s Basic Blue tier will have half the number of advertisements.
He further stated that the platform will offer an ad-free tier next year, albeit at a higher price.
Basic Blue will have half the number of ads. We will offer a higher tier with no ads next year.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 13, 2022
Musk did not give more details about the upcoming ad-free tier.
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Why It’s Important: Twitter re-launched the Twitter Blue subscription earlier today. The company earlier stated that people could subscribe to the revamped service by paying $8 per month through the web or $11/per month through Apple Inc.’s iOS.
In November, while defending his decision to sack almost 50% of the company’s workforce globally, Musk said that the microblogging side witnessed a “massive drop in revenue” due to activist groups pressuring advertisers.
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