X, the popular social media platform previously known as Twitter, revealed on Tuesday that it is currently experimenting with a new subscription system. This system would require new users to pay a yearly fee of $1 in order to access basic features.
The popular social media platform announced the launch of its “Not a Bot” yearly subscription plan in New Zealand and the Philippines for testing purposes. This test will not affect current users.
According to X, this measure has the potential to be effective in fighting against bots and spammers on the platform while also considering accessibility and a minimal fee, without being a source of profit.
“small monthly payment” to use X during a live-streamed conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying at the time the fee would be meant to keep bots off the platform. At the same event, Musk said X has 550 million monthly users that generate 100 million to 200 million posts a day.
Earlier this year, Musk also imposed
The user stated that there are temporary restrictions on the number of posts that can be viewed per day in order to combat excessive data scraping and system manipulation.
X currently offers a paid subscription service with varying prices, allowing users to access additional features such as post editing and higher rankings in conversations and search results. The starting price for this service is $8 per month.