TweetDeck/XPro Now Requires A Subscription

You might recall that I spoke about the one useful tool that Twitter had to monitor multiple Twitter accounts was going behind a paywall in terms of it would require you to pay Elon Musk $8 a month. That tool is TweetDeck which is now called XPro which is in line with the rebranding efforts by Elon Musk of Twitter to X. It now appears that the paywalling of TweetDeck/X Pro has begun as there are reports of TweetDeck/XPro users being prompted to pay Elon $8 a month when they try to use TweetDeck/X Pro. I personally haven’t seen this, but I have to imagine that it’s only a matter of time before I do.

TweetDeck made Twitter usable for people like me who not only had to juggle multiple Twitter accounts, but to track individual issues that are trending in the world. Having to pay for this given Twitter’s declining relevance in the world makes no sense to me. And likely for many others. Thus I really question what the take up in terms of new Twitter subscriptions will be on this move. My guess is that it will be really low, but I am free to be surprised.

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