Twitter seems to be working on a new subscription platform, according to a job opening posted on the company’s corporate website.
Twitter is currently looking for engineers to join its new team, codenamed Gryphon.
As per the posted job listing, Twitter has indeed a new internal team that is “building a subscription platform.” The job listing goes on to explain that a subscription platform would be “a first ” for the company. To this day, Twitter generates revenue almost exclusively through ad sales and data licensing.
A subscription service could mean Twitter is ready to provide exclusive content, or features, in return for a monthly fee.
Twitter has looked into offering paid subscriptions in the past. It seems the company wanted to know, at the time, if power users would be willing to pay for new analytics, breaking news alerts, or information about what an account’s followers are tweeting about.
When news broke about project Gryphon, Twitter removed the job listing before replacing it with one that did not mention anything about a new subscription platform. Later, the company republished the original ad.
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