Twitter is said to be working on building a mysterious subscription service on its social network a job listing has hinted.
The development was mentioned in two Twitter job postings for a senior full- stack software engineer and a contract backend Scala software engineer senior full- stack engineer
The job posting notes potential Twitter subscriptions would be “a first” for the company, but it’s not clear exactly how Twitter plans to implement a subscription service.
Twitter generates the vast majority of its revenue through ad sales and data licensing currently, and a subscription service could potentially provide exclusive content in return for a monthly fe
“We are a new team, codenamed Gryphon. We are building a subscription platform, one that can be reused by other teams in the future. This is a first for Twitter.”
“Gryphon is a team of web engineers who are closely collaborating with the Payments team and the Twitter.com team, “ the job Ad said.
“We are looking for a full-stack engineer to lead the Payment and Subscription client work, someone who values collaboration as much as we do and can act as a bridge for the engineering team. It’s a great opportunity for all teams involved.”
The mysterious job ad has many wondering what exactly the subscription service could be for some have suggested it could be some sort of news service, allowing users to access news content that exists behind paywalls or this platform may create a way for users to monetize their tweets without starting a podcast or putting a Cash.me link in their bio or its a ad free account.
According to PC Mag One obvious possibility is that Twitter simply wants to charge power users for ad-free accounts or access to advanced analytics, something it’s reportedly considered in the past and would primarily be of use for corporations nonprofits, news organizations, political or fundraising campaigns, and people who obsessively cultivate their personal brands.