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Twitter is planning to make TweetDeck a paid feature. According to security researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discover code

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Twitter is planning to make TweetDeck a paid feature. According to security researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who discover code and web pages that designs to stop non-paying users from accessing it.

For those who are not aware, TweetDeck is a  free platform that lets desktop users scroll through multiple timelines of different accounts, topics, or hashtags at once. Big proponents of the feature are media workers and businesses with multiple PR accounts that search for trending topics and interact with other users.

Twitter TweetDeck will be going to be a Subscription pay  feature

The rumor begins when Twitter user @wongmjane, an established tipster, posted that the company is filling in a new TweetDeck signup page, advertising an ad-free experience as a big selling point.

Twitter Blue is Twitter’s subscription pay service that costs $2.99 a month and is currently available in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The subscription gives users access to features like Undo Tweet and NFT profile pictures for subscribed iOS users.

Previously, Wong posts that code gates on the TweetDeck app may ask for a Twitter Blue subscription in the future, and redirects a user to the signup page if they aren’t subscribed.

Twitter has been teasing “a new & improved” TweetDeck for a while now

implying that upon launch, the app will be reworked and redesigned.

Wong discovers code that is design to redirect users without Twitter Blue to a sign-up page. TweetDeck is a “powerful, real-time tool for people who live on Twitter” with an ad-free experience. According to Wong, the page also contained a link designed to send users to a legacy version of TweetDeck.

Even though the page discovered by Wong refers to an ad-free experience, Twitter Blue is not ad-free. In its FAQ about the service, Twitter justifies this by saying that it needs to continue to run ads to Twitter Blue to offset the increased cost of operation for adding layers to the platform’s experience.

It doesn’t reveal when the TweetDeck redesign will roll out. The company told that it had “nothing to share on this at the moment” as far as plans to make TweetDeck part of a premium subscription.

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