According to a report in The Verge, which cited a tweet by security researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is filling out the new TweetDeck signup page. In a tweet, Wong said the new signup page has two main features: a link to an “older version of Tweetdeck”; And the promise of an ad-free experience. An ad-free experience means Twitter can make it a paid service.
Twitter is filling out the new @TweetDeck signup page they’re working on. Two new highlights: 1. “T… https://t.co/N6VGWM0EF4 . a link to
— jane munchun wong (@wongmjane) 1648671114000
Earlier this month, Wong tweeted that he had seen a code that indicated TweetDeck was exclusive. Twitter Blue Service. Twitter Blue is a subscription service to Twitter and provides users with features such as the ability to undo tweets and read ad-free articles on the microblogging platform. The new subscription service is available for both iOS and Android users with Twitter Web.
Twitter Blue subscribers will also get early access to features being tested by the microblogging app. They’ll be able to upload videos of up to 10 minutes (as opposed to the standard ~2 minutes for non-members) via long video uploads and pin their favorite conversations with the conversations pinned to the top of their DMs.
Twitter acquired Tweetdeck in 2011 and noted last year that it was working on a major “overhaul” of the app. It could be that the overhaul will include new features and the app may become paid. However, Twitter hasn’t mentioned anything about the development yet. Having said that, Wong has a pretty good track record when it comes to the features that come with the social media platform, so if you use Tweetdeck be prepared for the fact that you can pay for it. Huh.