Tesla CEO Elon Musk, shown here in March, proposed a series of changes to Twitter’s subscription service, including price changes and the option to pay with dogecoin.
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This time around, he’s come up with a slew of suggestions for Twitter Blue, the social media giant’s subscription service. They include price cuts, digital currency payment option, and ad blocking.
It was Appointed to Twitter’s Board of Directors On Tuesday, he said he looked forward to working with the board of directors to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months.”
Launched in JuneTwitter Blue is the social media giant’s number one subscription service for those willing to pay for exclusive access to special features – like the Undo Tweet feature, custom Twitter app icons and the ability to add bookmarks.
at Tweet thread On Saturday, Musk suggested not showing ads and lowering the subscription price.
“Everyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue ($3 per month) should get a check mark for authentication,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Probably about $2 a month, but it’s paid 12 months up front and the account doesn’t get a checkmark for 60 days (watching chargebacks in CC) and gets suspended without a refund if it’s used for phishing/spam,” he said.
“Without ads. The power of companies to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter relies on ad money to survive,” he added.
Musk also suggested that prices “should be consistent with affordability and in the local currency.”
“Maybe even an option to pay at the Doge?” Suggested, referring to cryptocurrency.
Twitter has not yet responded to CNBC’s request for comment.
Twitter Blue is only available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The undo feature allows subscribers to change their tweets before they are posted. It is not an editing feature, which Twitter users frequently request. “It’s not an edit button, but an opportunity to preview and review your Tweet before you post it for the world to see,” the company said.
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