Twitter has announced that TweetDeck, its popular Twitter management tool, will now require a subscription. The subscription, which costs $84 per year, will be called X Pro and will include features such as the ability to view multiple feeds, customize layouts, and schedule tweets.
The move to a subscription-based model is likely an attempt by Twitter to generate additional revenue. The company has been struggling to grow its user base in recent years, and the subscription model could help to offset some of those losses.
X Pro is available now to all users. Existing TweetDeck users will be grandfathered in and will not have to pay for the subscription until their current plan expires.
Here are some of the features that are included in X Pro:
- The ability to view multiple feeds: This allows users to track multiple Twitter accounts or topics in one place.
- Customizable layouts: Users can customize the layout of TweetDeck to their own preferences.
- The ability to schedule tweets: This allows users to pre-schedule tweets to be sent at a later time.
- Other features: X Pro also includes other features such as the ability to see who has viewed your tweets, and the ability to undo tweets.
The subscription model for TweetDeck has been met with mixed reactions from users. Some users are happy to pay for the additional features, while others are disappointed that the tool is no longer free.
The move to a paid subscription model for X Pro is part of Twitter’s larger effort to increase revenue and diversify its business model. While some users may be disappointed with the change, others may see the value in paying for access to a platform that offers powerful features for managing social media feeds.