Elon Musk must make his money one way or the other! Twitter has announced that its popular social media management tool, TweetDeck, will soon become a paid subscription service. The new version of TweetDeck, dubbed version 2.0, which is currently in beta testing, will offer a number of new features and improvements, including:
- Full composer functionality, allowing you to write, schedule, and publish tweets from within TweetDeck.
- Support for Spaces, Twitter’s live audio chat feature.
- Video docking, which allows you to watch videos in a floating window while you continue to use TweetDeck.
- Polls, a new way to engage with your audience.
In addition to these new features, the new TweetDeck will also have a number of improvements over the previous version, including:
- A more modern design.
- A more intuitive user interface.
- Improved performance.
However, the most notable change is that the new TweetDeck will no longer be free. Instead, it will be available as a paid subscription service. “In 30 days, users must be Verified to access TweetDeck,” Twitter said in a post, this means that Tweetdeck users now have to pay for Twitter Blue in order to access the client.
Twitter’s decision to make TweetDeck a paid subscription service is likely to be met with mixed reactions. Some users will welcome the new features and improvements, while others may be disappointed that they will now have to pay to use TweetDeck. Ultimately, it will be up to each individual user to decide whether or not the new TweetDeck is worth the $8 price.
What does this mean for Tweetdeck power users?
If you are a current TweetDeck user, you will need to decide whether or not you want to continue using the service after it becomes a paid subscription. If you do decide to continue using TweetDeck, you will need to pay for verification.
If you’re already a TweetDeck user, you can easily get started with the new version. When you first load the application, you’ll be prompted to import your columns. Once your columns have been imported, you’ll be able to start using the new TweetDeck right away.
Twitter’s decision to make TweetDeck a paid subscription service is a significant change. It will be interesting to see how users react to the new pricing model. Only time will tell whether or not the new TweetDeck is successful.