In a significant development Elon Musk said, Twitter Inc will always be free for casual users but may charge a nominal fee for commercial and government users.
“Twitter will always be free for casual users, but maybe a slight cost for commercial/government users,” tweeted Musk.
Twitter declined comment.
A brilliant entrepreneur Musk has been suggesting a raft of changes to Twitter since last month. After purchasing the company Musk said he aims to enhance the platform with new features, make its algorithms open source to increase trust, defeat spam bots, and authenticate all humans.
In March, before acquiring Twitter, Musk had suggested few changes to Twitter’s Blue premium subscription service, including slashing its price.
Earlier this week at the annual Met Gala in New York, Musk also mentioned that he aims to make Twitter more transparent about how tweets are promoted or demoted and wanted its software to be publicly available for critiquing.