Tesla CEO Elon Musk, featured here in March, has proposed a number of changes to the Twitter subscription service, including price changes and the ability to pay in dogecoin.
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Elon Musk is writing about Twitter again.
This time he came up with many offers for Twitter Blue, the subscription service of the social networking giant. These include lower prices, the ability to pay in dogecoin and a ban on advertising.
The CEO of Tesla and the SpaceX billionaire, who now owns 9.2% of Twitter, is a prolific Twitter user, often driving markets with his tweets.
On Tuesday, he was appointed to Twitter’s board of directors and said he hoped to work with the board to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months”.
Twitter Blue, launched in June, is the giant’s first social networking subscription service for those willing to pay for exclusive access to special features such as the “Cancel Tweet” feature, customized Twitter app icons and the ability to add bookmarks.
У a series of tweets on Saturday Musk suggested not to advertise and reduce the subscription price.
“Everyone who subscribes to Twitter Blue (ie pays $ 3 a month) should get an authentication check mark,” he tweeted.
“The price should probably be ~ $ 2 / month, but paid 12 months in advance, and the account does not receive a tick within 60 days (watch for CC refunds) and is suspended without refund if used for fraud / spam”, – he said.
“And no advertising. The ability of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced when Twitter relies on advertising money to survive, ”he added.
Musk also suggested that prices “should be proportional to the availability of local currency.”
“Maybe even an option to pay at Doge?” He suggested, referring to cryptocurrency.
Twitter has not yet responded to CNBC’s request for comment.
Twitter Blue is only available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The cancel feature allows subscribers to change their tweet before it starts live. This is not the editing feature that Twitter users have often requested. “This is not an edit button, but the ability to preview and preview your tweet before it is published to see the world,” the company said.