Initially, the X Pro service was still free. Now users have to take out an X Premium subscription to use it.
Earlier this month, the former TweetDeck was converted to XPro. Now, without mentioning it, a space was added: X Pro. The name change takes place in the sign of a larger rebranding: from Twitter to X. It became known as early as Elon Musk’s takeover of the social medium that the Tesla CEO would like to turn it into an ‘everything app’, following the example of the Chinese WeChat. The name ‘Twitter’ would not fit with that – and ‘X’ would, according to Musk.
TweetDeck has always been a free service. Together with the old name, the free nature of the service is also going over the bow: X Pro will become a paying service. To use it, users do not need to take out a specific X Pro subscription. Access to X Pro is included in X Premium – the former Twitter Blue.
However, it was already known before the name change that the service would be paid. On July 3, X’s support account announced via Twitter that a new version of TweetDeck was going live. When that new version went live – then still under the original name – the service was still free for thirty days. After those 30 days, the X Premium subscription would be required to use X Pro, according to the July 3 post.
A little late
That change now seems to have been implemented, a little too late. Remarkably, the support page about the X Premium subscriptions does not yet show anything about X Pro. There, the social media website talks about all the other benefits that such a subscription brings you, but not about the service for professional Twitter users.
To use Twitter Blue from now on, you will have to take out a subscription. Such a subscription to X Pro is already available for 9.68 euros per month or 101.64 euros per year. The condition is that you take out the subscription via a web browser. Anyone who listens to a subscription in the iOS or Android app pays 11 euros per month or 114.99 per year – without any additional benefits.
TweetDeck is now called ‘XPro’