September 21, 2023

TweetDeck, which X lately rebranded as X Professional, has now grow to be a paid function (through The Verge) The dashboard utilized by many energy customers and social media professionals now requires an X Premium (previously Twitter Blue) subscription, which prices $8/month or $84/yr for those who subscribe on the internet.

The corporate previously often called Twitter announced back on July 4 that TweetDeck would begin requiring customers inside 30 days to be “verified” (a synonym for paying for Twitter Blue/X Premium) to entry the app, so this isn’t precisely new. The change simply took a bit bit greater than 30 days to occur.

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To be honest, Twitter was reportedly planning to make TweetDeck a paid Twitter Blue function even earlier than Elon Musk acquired the corporate within the fall of 2022. Since then, X has fully revamped the premium subscription to present blue checkmarks to all members, in addition to prioritized rankings in conversations and search. And in case you’re within the firm’s new advert income sharing program, you’ll additionally want to enroll in X Premium.

If you happen to actually want TweetDeck (X Professional, bear in mind) over the common internet app and don’t wish to begin paying for it, it appears like the old version of the app currently isn’t behind a paywall. Assuming you presently have entry to X Professional, you may change again to the earlier model within the app’s settings.

Whereas X Professional changing into a paid function will most likely ruffle some feathers, this transfer can also be doubtless going to push extra customers to subscribe to X Premium. Though Threads and different apps are attempting arduous to copy the Twitter expertise, X nonetheless has an enormous viewers and Elon Musk and X CEO Linda Yaccarino have an formidable plan to show it into an “every thing” app.