Twitter plans new paid subscription service, shares up

San Francisco, July 9

Twitter has hinted that it’s planning a paid subscription platform that may be reused by different groups sooner or later.

The information that the micro-blogging platform is constructing a subscription platform with a crew codenamed “Gryphon” resulted in Twitter inventory rose over eight per cent on Wednesday.

Twitter revealed its plan by way of a job itemizing that seeks a full-stack senior software program engineer in New York to affix “Gryphon”.

Interestingly, Twitter “edited” the job itemizing as soon as the information broke, eradicating the half about “Gryphon” and any point out of their inside crew or their subscription function. The itemizing mentioned the corporate is on the lookout for an Android engineer to “work on a bevy of backend engineering teams to build components that allow for experimentation to deliver the best experience possible to all of our users”.

Later, Twitter customers seen that the corporate restored the sooner job itemizing that talked about the upcoming subscription platform and “Gryphon”.

A spokesperson for Twitter instructed CNN on Wednesday that it’s solely a job posting, not a product announcement.

This is just not the primary time Twitter has considered a paid product.

In 2017, it despatched out a survey to customers and a preview of what a premium providing of its TweetDeck app would possibly seem like, together with breaking information alerts and extra analytics, based on The Verge.

“We’re conducting this survey to assess the interest in a new, more enhanced version of Tweetdeck. We regularly conduct user research to gather feedback about people’s Twitter experience and to better inform our product investment decisions, and we’re exploring several ways to make TweetDeck even more valuable for professionals,” a Twitter spokesperson had mentioned at the moment.—IANS

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