Last month, Twitter posted a job listing as part of its search for a software engineer for its new team, codenamed Gryphon, which would be responsible for developing a subscription platform. Now, Twitter appears to be advancing its push for a subscription model.
The micro-blogging site is said to have started a survey asking users what features they would want to see in a paid service. The poll comes more than a week after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that his company was exploring the idea of subscription options for users. Screenshots of the new survey have been shared on Twitter by reporter Andrew Roth.
After CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed Twitter is exploring a subscription model, the company is conducting user surveys on what type of features they'd like to see in such a service.— Andrew Roth+ (@RothsReviews) July 31, 2020
Undo send, special badges for profiles and advanced analytics are among the features being considered. pic.twitter.com/hL6T8sdI0s
In the survey, the company presents a number of capabilities that it may be considering adding to its paid tiers, such as the ability to undo tweets shortly after they are posted and customize the font or theme colors on mobile devices and desktops. Potential premium features also include the option to post longer videos with a higher resolution than normal and auto responses in reply to tweets. Survey participants are asked to rate the suggested features based on their importance.
Twitter also appears to be gauging whether users would like to pay for an option to see fewer ads or remove these completely. In addition, the social networking site seems to be concerned about how users might react to a subscription model as it will limit some of its features to paying members.
Dorsey recently disclosed that Twitter was in an early stage of exploring new ways to monetize its platform. Time will tell whether any or all of the features listed in its latest survey will make it to a public release.