So, how will Twitter make money other than through ads? According to Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, it seems that the company could be considering adopting the subscription model. According to Dorsey, “We want to make sure any new line of revenue is complementary to our advertising business. We do think there is a world where subscription is complementary, where commerce is complementary, where helping people manage paywalls … we think is complementary.”
It is unclear as to how this subscription model would work and how it might be different from the regular free version of Twitter. The concept of a subscription isn’t exactly new. Several years ago, it was reported that Twitter was considering launching a premium service which could unlock additional features that some users might want to pay for.
Perhaps a subscription model could unlock features like the ability to edit your tweets. In any case, whether or not Twitter goes through with this remains to be seen, but it is something that they are looking into.