Elon Musk confirms X accounts with certain subscriber levels will get Premium bonuses

Elon Musk already announced that AI chatbot Grok would be available for Premium as well as Premium+ members later this week, and now he’s making more tweaks to X’s paid tiers.

Or, more specifically, he’s allowing some X users the same benefits as those that are paying.

“Going forward, all X accounts with over 2500 verified subscriber followers will get Premium features for free and accounts with over 5000 will get Premium+ for free,” posted Musk on Wednesday.

Musk appears to be talking about accounts who have a certain number of paid subscribers, which is a feature that enables users to access “bonus content” from creators they follow on X. Subscriptions cost a set amount each month (subscribing to Musk’s account will set you back $3.96 per month, for instance), with the creators picking the price point. It’s basically X’s attempt to compete with Patreon.

The problem? Even X’s biggest accounts don’t really have that many subscriptions. Musk himself, who has almost 179 million followers, only has a measly 149 subscribers at the time of writing.

It’s possible, of course, that Musk isn’t actually referring to subscriptions, and simply means verified followers. Mashable reached out to X but received the usual “busy now, please check back later” automated response.


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