Elon Musk admits Twitter has too many ads, says fix is coming • TechCrunch
Elon Musk continues to change things at a breakneck pace on Twitter, and on Saturday the CEO (I guess he hasn’t found someone ready to take over yet?) appeared to respond to user complaints that ads were getting worse on the platform. Musk said the social network would “take steps” to address what he acknowledged was too much frequency for ads displayed on Twitter, and also the ads themselves taking up too much space. Finally, Musk reiterated that there will also be a new, more expensive subscription tier that will remove ads entirely.
A paid option to get rid of ads completely is something Twitter users have been vocal about since at least the introduction of Twitter’s original paid subscription, which offered a number of features to users but did nothing to change them. the rate at which they saw advertisements on the site. Musk previously indicated there would be an entirely ad-free top-tier subscription. coming in 2023 mid-December Last year. At the time, Musk also said Blue subscribers at the current rate would see half of the ads from free users.
Musk’s acknowledgment of the sad state of ads on Twitter comes hot on the heels of overseeing the death of the network’s support for third-party customers. Twitter cut API access for these customers starting last week, starting by suddenly revoking access for the biggest customers, including Tweetbot and Twitterific, then updating its developer guidelines. earlier this week to completely cut off access to all those customers.