X owner Elon Musk said last month that the platform formerly known as Twitter would likely introduce subscription fees for all its users.
In recent days, the story has increasingly changed Bloomberg reported that the company is testing three subscription levels, with those who pay the most seeing the least amount of advertising.
Sources claiming knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg that the changes could cause the current Premium tier, which starts at $8 per month, to be split into Basic, Standard and Plus tiers.
Based on Another recent leak, the Basic tier will display the normal number of ads, the Standard tier will display half the number of ads, and the top tier Plus tier will be ad-free. Currently the Premium tier displays about half the number of ads that appear in the free tier.
Pricing plans for the three paid tiers are currently unknown.
With this setup, it’s also unclear whether the free plan will remain, and if it does, whether the free plan will display more ads than it does now. One concern is that making X a subscription could simply drive millions of casual users away from the platform, so it’s possible that UPS.
Musk said in mid-September that the platform was “moving to small monthly payments for use of system media site. Content from more malicious bots can flood DM inboxes and respond with spam, hate material, or content designed to influence the election.
The idea is that charging a fee for all accounts would make it more expensive for bot operators to create fake accounts, and the hassle of setting up new payment methods for each account would also help combat the practice. In that case, it’s hard to see how the free tier can remain.
Musk also hopes that subscriptions for everyone will help increase X’s profits as he continues to try to encourage advertisers to return to the platform after many left after Musk acquired the company in a $44 billion deal completed 12 months ago.
The We will definitely update if anything changes.