Elon Musk’s X To Limit Live Streaming Abilities To Premium Subscribers

X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter and owned by Elon Musk, will soon only allow premium subscribers to create live streams.

“Starting soon, only Premium subscribers will be able to livestream (create live video streams) on X,” read a post on X from the verified @Live account. “This includes going live from an encoder with X integration. Upgrade to Premium to continue going live.”

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The post doesn’t specify the date of when the changes will take effect. Subscribers to X are broken down into three tiers: Basic, Premium, and Premium+.

The Basic tier includes features like editing posts, longer posts, longer video uploads, reply prioritization, text formatting, bookmark folders, custom app icons, and more. Users who subscribe to the Basie tier pay $3/month or $32/year.

X users who opt for the Premium tier pay $8/month or $84/year. Features to the second tier include all the features from the Basic tier, and in addition, you will get the blue checkmark, fewer ads, creator subscriptions, participation in ads revenue sharing, and much more.

Premium+ users pay $16/month or $168/year and get all the previous features from the two other tiers plus no ads in the For You or Following tabs, and a larger reply boost, plus the ability to write articles.

The move is the latest attempt by Musk’s company to increase revenue. Earlier this year, Musk teased an idea to charge a “small fee” to allow new users to post on X immediately after creating an account, in an effort to avoid spam and bots. Users who don’t pay, would only be allowed to read posts from other accounts.

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