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Free Subscription to Twitter Ads Elon Musk Announces Expensive Plans

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Twitter chief Elon Musk announced that the company is taking steps to address the issue of large and frequent ads on the platform, but added that users will have to pay more for such a subscription.

On Twitter, Musk said: “Ads are too frequent on Twitter and too big. We will be taking steps to address both in the coming weeks. Plus there will be a higher priced subscription that will allow zero ads.”

Following Musk’s tweets, a verified Twitter account called The Rabbit Hole asked, “Can individual users opt-in to monetize accounts through ads? Advertisers currently communicate with users individually; creating an integrated solution With the platform it will allow Twitter to take a part and give creators a path to monetize our content.”

In response to this, Musk said, “Maybe there’s a way to do this by placing an announcement below the tweet details.”

Musk also announced that the next update to the microblogging platform will make it less mandatory for users to use the For You algorithmic timeline.

Musk tweeted: “The next Twitter update will remember if you were on For You (i.e. recommended), Following or the list you made and will stop switching you back to recommended tweets.”

Several users expressed their thoughts on his post.

While one user said “thank god you always push me back to you which is no good for me”, another commented “thank you because the last thing I want to see is tweets from an algorithm as default”. .

On Friday, the platform announced that it rolled out updates to the “For You” and “Following” tabs on Android, which were already rolled out to the web interface and iOS last week.

As TechCrunch reported, Musk promised a feature on Jan. 8 that will allow users to easily flag tweets, and now the platform is rolling it out to iOS.

The new design shows the bookmark option in the expanded view of tweets, making it easier for users to bookmark a post. It is currently only visible in the iOS app, but is expected to be rolled out to Android and the web soon.

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