Here Are the Biggest Updates Coming to Elon Musk’s Twitter

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter ended up becoming one of the biggest tech stories of 2022, and he has followed through on some of his promises whilst others seem to have more or less fallen by the wayside. A few updates are now on the cards, and they could paint a clearer picture of the direction in which Twitter might be headed under Elon Musk than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Elon Musk will be following through with one of his biggest promises. Essentially, the tech mogul had mentioned that he would only be allowing verified users to start voting in poll.

That makes sense because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up further increasing the value of the verification tick mark which can now be obtained by subscribing to Twitter Blue. Twitter users will soon have the option of allowing only verified users to respond to polls, as spotted by Alessandro Paluzzi, although they will also have the option of letting anyone vote in them if they so choose.

This seems like yet another attempt by Musk to drive revenue through Twitter Blue. The ability to get verified by paying a monthly fee was criticized since it removed the trustworthiness of the blue tick, but in spite of the fact that this is the case Musk does not seem deterred by all of the people that are speaking out against this move.

Moving on, another big change that is coming to Twitter is a feature that might allow content creators to get paid for tweets. There are quite a few Twitter users who gain a lot of renown on the platform in terms of retweets and engagement, but they have not been paid for their success up until right now.

Musk is launching a beta program that will test out payments for such creators. According to him, the revenue share from this program will be greater than that of YouTube. It might create an alternative source of income for content creators and it will be the first example of a social media platform paying users for posts that are not necessarily video or image based.

Whether or not this proves successful remains to be seen, but it is one of the few coming updates that have been positively received with all things having been considered and taken into account. This will supplement the super follow feature which gives users the ability to pay their favorite creators on a monthly basis.

Finally, Musk is kicking his promise to restore banned accounts into overdrive. The owners of banned or suspended accounts will now be able to submit an application to get their account restored. Twitter’s own official account posted a form that users can fill out in order to appeal their bans. This entire process is supposedly going to be public in order to boost transparency.

All in all, Musk is clearly not giving up on Twitter if these updates are anything to go by. He is proceeding with his vision for the platform, and only time will tell if he manages to turn the ship around.

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