December 7, 2023

X (previously generally known as Twitter) now has three completely different subscription plans.

The corporate has been rumored to be releasing extra tiers for X Premium, its subscription service for the social media app that offers customers that now-controversial blue checkmark and a slew of different benefits on the platform. In the present day, that turned a actuality, as X introduced X Premium+ and X Premium Fundamental.

In a publish on the platform, the X Premium account introduced Premium+, a brand new tier of service that — in line with the corporate — utterly removes advertisements…from seemingly sure areas of the app. In keeping with the announcement, subscribers to Premium+ will not see advertisements within the For You or Following feeds, however it signifies that they might nonetheless see them in different areas. We’ll need to see how that performs out as folks enroll.

As well as, X Premium+ provides subscribers a bigger enhance to their replies — so extra folks will see them — and entry to the entire firm’s creator instruments. X Premium+ will value a whopping $16 monthly, placing the subscription service in firm with many streaming companies like Max and Netflix.

Along with X Premium+, the corporate has additionally introduced a less expensive tier known as X Premium Fundamental, which can value subscribers $3 monthly. That plan would be the least expensive paid model of service on the platform however does rip out probably the most notable advantages of X Premium. For one, the Fundamental plan is not going to do away with advertisements in any respect. It’ll additionally not embrace the blue verification checkmark. Fundamental subscribers will at the least get a “small” enhance to their replies, however it’s unclear precisely how a lot that’s.

If you wish to subscribe to the brand new Premium+ or Fundamental plan, you’ll want to take action on the net — neither plan is at the moment out there for buy in Apple or Google’s app shops. If X does make these plans out there within the app shops, it’ll remember to enhance the associated fee to move alongside the charges it pays Apple and Google. Meaning the Premium+ plan may surpass $20 monthly if provided straight by the app.

As X continues to experiment with its subscription merchandise, Meta’s Threads simply launched help for posting polls and GIFs this week.