Twitter officials have confirmed that they are exploring the idea of a paid subscription model, and the company has begun investigating users to see what features potentially paid services may need to be added,media reported. Roth’s tweet noted that Twitter is clearly considering features that are part of the paytier, including the ability to undo the option of tweeting immediately after it is sent, and the ability to post longer, higher-resolution videos.
Users surveyed were asked to choose the most important and least important recommendations.
A complete list of features that may be added to the paid tier:
A “undo send” window that allows users to retract a tweet in 30 seconds sounds like Gmail’s Undo button. It’s the closest Twitter has ever mentioned to providing an edit button feature;
Customize colors for Twitter apps and websites;
Longer, higher-resolution video can be published;
More advanced analysis;
Custom profile badges;
Pre-set replies to select faster replies;
Custom stickers and labels;
View early interactions with other other accounts;
“User roles”, which will make it easier for large organizations to authorize access to company accounts without having to share passwords directly;
Reduce the amount of ads appearing or cancel them altogether.
But Twitter also seemed concerned about whether users would react negatively to the strategy, so part of the survey raised questions about whether users were concerned about whether the introduction of paid payments would hurt Twitter as an open platform or the impact of skewed conversations to support paying users.