X, the social network formally known as Twitter, finally seems to be making good on its promise to make TweetDeck a paid service. Many users in X, including social media consultant Matt Navarrathey say they’re seeing a sales page for X Premium (the subscription formerly Twitter Blue) when they try to load TweetDeck, which is now technically called XPro.
some of us in the edge I haven’t run into the block yet, but given how many people say they can’t access XPro unless they pay, we guess it’s only a matter of time.
Unfortunately, we knew this was coming, as X announced on July 3rd that it would make XPro a subscriber-only feature. He said at the time that the transition would happen “in 30 days,” so the company missed its own deadline by a bit.
Under owner Elon Musk, X has tried to make X Premium a more attractive subscription with additions like longer posts, formatting, ad revenue share, and higher rankings in conversations and searches; now, the company hopes that access to XPro will be worth paying for. a blue check mark.
TweetDeck was one of the most popular third-party applications for accessing Twitter until the company acquired it in 2011. Its ability to support multiple accounts and multiple custom feeds made it a powerful tool for journalists, marketers, and others who used Twitter regularly for your work day.
Given that, charging for TweetDeck and putting a Pro in the name makes sense. But it still sucks to have to pay for a useful tool that was free before.