The social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, said on Tuesday that it will launch a new membership plan in which basic functions will cost $1 year.
On the web version of the site, users will be charged for likes, reposts, quotes from other accounts, and bookmarking content under the new “Not A Bot” subscription.
X claims that the new subscription model is being implemented in order to combat spammers and bots. The price will vary based on the currency rate used in each nation.
Customers in the Philippines and New Zealand will be the first to use the new method, according to X.
This test has no effect on people who are currently using it. If they decide not to subscribe, new users may just view and read posts, watch videos, and follow accounts.
Elon Musk and the company have clashed about bots ever since Musk purchased the company last year. In July, X placed a cap on how many tweets users may read “to ensure the authenticity” of its user base.
X CEO Linda Yaccarino met with X’s lenders earlier this month, and according to a source cited by Reuters, she stated the business would test three tiers of its subscription service based on the amount of adverts presented to the user.