San Francisco. After purchasing Twitter i.e. X, Elon Musk has made this microblogging site a source of income. First Elon Musk started charging annual fees for Verified. Now they are preparing to charge an annual fee of $ 1 from unverified Twitter users. Elon Musk himself has told that testing of charging an annual fee of $1 from unverified Twitter i.e. X users has been started from New Zealand and Philippines. Elon Musk says that by charging annual fee, X means we will get rid of fake and automatic bot accounts on Twitter.
Starting today, we’re testing a new program (Not A Bot) in New Zealand and the Philippines. New, unverified accounts will be required to sign up for a $1 annual subscription to be able to post & interact with other posts. Within this test, existing users are not affected.
— Support (@Support) October 17, 2023
Now X users in New Zealand and Philippines will not be able to use this site without paying 1 dollar annually. Without paying 1 dollar annually, you will not be able to post, like, comment or do any other work on Twitter. That is, it is clear that whoever does not give money to Musk in these countries will not be able to use it even if he has a Twitter account. Elon Musk has said that currently X has not imposed this fee for users from other countries, but it is clear that after this testing, X will definitely charge users in other places also. Elon Musk has said that these small fees will help combat bots and spam on X. Due to the low fee of $1, it will also balance the access of users on the platform i.e. Elon Musk acquired Twitter in 2022 after a lot of struggle. Recently he changed the name of this platform to X. Twitter has a debt of $13 billion. To overcome this, Elon Musk is finding new solutions every day.
According to reports, since purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk has to pay interest of $ 1.2 billion every year. Because of this, first they charged around $8 per month for verified accounts and now they have fixed the fee at $1 per year for unverified users. However, due to the low fee of $1 per year, there is no possibility of bot Twitter i.e. X account being closed at the moment. Twitter i.e. X has 95.4 million users in America, 67.5 million in Japan and 27.3 million in India. 24.3 million people use Twitter in Brazil. At the same time, there are 24 million Twitter users in Indonesia. 23.2 million people in Britain use Twitter.