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.
You might also like
More from Twitter
Twitter is reportedly working on the rollout of Emoji reactions and a new downvote button, and no, still not an …
Twitter has begun testing a new way to let you watch YouTube videos directly in the timeline, without having to …
Twitter has added support for multiple security keys on its app, and will soon letting you link more than one …
Twitter is bringing its audio conversation feature Twitter Spaces to Android, while Clubhouse remains iOS only for the moment.
Following the rollout of Fleets in November, Twitter is now expanding functionality with stickers and Twemojis in Japan.
Twitter announced its first-ever paid product, called "Super Follow" which will let some creators ask users to pay to access …