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Twitter considers subscription options after ad revenue drop
Twitter considers subscription options after ad revenue drop
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Twitter is exploring additional ways to make money after reporting that advertising revenues fell 23% in the second quarter. Though the platform has been seeing a record user growth and reported its largest year-over-year increase, the platform is looking into options to supplement lacking advertising revenue.

CEO Jack Dorsey recently told investors that Twitter is looking onto running tests for a subscription model that would "complement" Twitter's ad revenue. "We have a really high bar for when we would ask consumers to pay for aspects of Twitter. We are in the very, very early phases of exploring," so Dorsey.

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Twitter introduces "Voice Tweets" to add "a more human touch"
Twitter launches new "Voice Tweet" feature
Twitter launches new "Voice Tweet" feature Credit: Twitter

In a blog post on Wednesday, Twitter introduced its new feature: Voice Tweets to "add a more human touch to the way we use Twitter – your very own voice". One "Voice Tweet" can be up to 140 seconds long but gets split into multiple recordings automatically if the audio is longer than that. The new feature is currently only available on iOS to a limited group of people but "in the coming weeks everyone on iOS should be able to Tweet with their voice."