New York () — Another controversial change is coming to Twitter.
Only verified users will be able to access TweetDeck, the tool that allows you to easily organize and control the accounts that are followed, tweeted the platform on Monday. Many companies and media organizations use TweetDeck to manage and follow different profiles.
The new measure will be implemented within a month.
It’s the latest turnaround under Twitter billionaire and owner Elon Musk, who took over the company last year and has since tried to add revenue streams to the social media giant. Even despite the complaints of some users.
In April, Musk began offering the blue check mark to users who subscribe to his paid service known as Twitter Blue.
The news of the charge for TweetDeck came days after Musk announce temporary reading limits on Twitter, by restricting verified users to reading 10,000 tweets a day, while for unverified accounts it would be 1,000 tweets and just 500 for new unverified accounts. Musk said the decision was in response to “extreme levels of data theft and system tampering,” though that could not be confirmed.
The company tweeted that it was launching a “new and improved version of TweetDeck,” but added that all saved searches, lists, and streams would be moved to the new site.
“Within 30 days, users will need to be verified to access TweetDeck,” the tweet stated.
Users complained that the old version of TweetDeck did not work after Musk implemented read limits.
And just before that, Twitter seemed to restrict access to its platform to anyone who wasn’t signed in to an account.
Twitter faced an exodus of advertisers when Musk took over the company.