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Twitter might launch a premium version

Yasmeen Osman | 28 March 2017

Twitter premium gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘paid Twitter’.

For the first time in 11 years, Twitter is thinking about creating a premium version of the popular social media service.

For those of you who are thinking that you may now have to pay to use Twitter or that you’ll be missing out, don’t worry. The premium version is aimed at professionals who will need to pay a subscription fee.

The advanced features would be part of TweetDeck, which is the company’s app for power users. The core service would remain free.

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Some of the fancy features include new analytics, alerts about breaking news and information about what an account’s followers are tweeting about.

According to the company: “Twitter is considering offering a more advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers, journalists, professionals, and others in our community find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on Twitter.”

Some of the extra features are “audience insights and analytics, tools to monitor multiple timelines from multiple accounts and from multiple devices, including mobile, all in an ad-free experience”.

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What the premium version of Twitter could look like (Twitter)

Yup. You read that right. No ads on Twitter.

We know we can’t be the only ones who get annoyed by that random advert popping up on our timelines when we’re scrolling through those juicy tweets.

Twitter hasn’t built the premium service yet. It’s conducting a survey first to see if people would be interested in it. This will also help the development team create the service to best serve the needs of possible users.

If you want to subscribe to Twitter premium, you might have to pay a fee of $20 (R260) every month.

Is paid Twitter something you would go for? Let us know.

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