November 30, 2023

No, this characteristic isn’t going to boost folks discovering YOU.

X has been hinting at new options for some time now and in search of methods to tie these options behind its Premium subscription tier in an effort to spice up paid subscribers and general income for the social media platform. It appears that evidently yet one more new characteristic may be tied behind this paywall.

As noticed by Android Authority, code discovered within the newest beta for X on Android exhibits that the corporate is engaged on a brand new “Enhanced Discovery” characteristic. Based on what the outlet may see within the code, the characteristic seems to “let customers discover related content material associated to the subject material of a publish.” It additionally seems to be a characteristic that might be solely obtainable to X Premium subscribers.

It’s at the moment unclear precisely how “Enhanced Discovery” will enable customers to find matters in a different way than X already permits. Customers can already uncover matters utilizing hashtags, navigating the Discover tab, and extra. Maybe X will present associated posts based mostly on material alongside feedback, however that’s nonetheless unclear.

As well as, the outlet discovered extra proof that X is closing in on including voice and video calls to the platform. Elon Musk has already publicly promised this characteristic again in August, so that is one which we’ve already been anticipating. Musk says that voice and video calls will work throughout cellular and desktop:

X Premium at the moment prices customers $8 per thirty days or $84 per yr if you happen to subscribe by way of the net. When you subscribe on iOS or Android, that worth will increase to $11 per thirty days or $114.99 per yr because of X passing alongside the app retailer charges from Apple and Google to its customers.

We nonetheless don’t know when these options will truly roll out to customers, and the corporate’s plans can all the time change — particularly when Elon Musk is on the helm. Threads, the corporate’s greatest competitor, simply launched the flexibility to edit a publish without cost final week — one thing that X continues to be charging customers for. We’ll should see if X makes that characteristic free once more to compete with the newer platform, however I doubt it.