Twitter is evaluating the possibility of creating a paid TweetDeck since February 2021, as well as offering other exclusive content, which was partially realized by the Twitter Blue subscription
Twitter is going ahead with the option to convert TweetDeck into a paid service listed on Twitter Blue, a monthly subscription, a possibility the company was already considering a year ago.
This was shared on her personal Twitter account by Jane Manchun Wong, a young woman famous for her use of reverse engineering and dedicated to researching mobile app code to anticipate future changes and updates, such as the fact that TweetDeck may happen to be a paid service.
“Twitter is working to include TweetDeck in its Twitter Blue feature list,” the engineer explains in a tweet posted on Tuesday with a screenshot. “This is another indication that TweetDeck may become a paid feature within the subscription service,” he adds.
Then, the engineer cited her tweet posted on March 17, in which she actually predicted this possibility “according to the code I was able to access in the app.” In this sense, he asserted that in his investigation, a user was allowed into TweetDeck if they had a previous Twitter Blue subscription, otherwise they would be “redirected to a registration page”.
Back on Tuesday, the engineer responded to her initial tweet with an alert: “If Twitter goes ahead with the launch of the new (paid) TweetDeck without making Twitter Blue available globally (it is currently only present in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) it will exclude millions of users from outside of those countries who They were not given the opportunity to pay for their arrival.”
Since February 2021, Twitter has been testing the possibility of making TweetDeck paid as well as offering other exclusive content, according to the company’s internal plans, which were then accessed by Bloomberg analyst Kurt Wagner, embodied in part by a Twitter subscription. .