Twitter is shutting down its newsletter tool Revue, which it acquired in January 2021 and allowed users to monetize their accounts by offering paid newsletters on the social media platform.
‘’We’ve made the difficult decision to shut down Revue on January 18, 2023,’’ Revue’s support page currently reads. ‘’In January 2021, Twitter acquired Revue as part of an ongoing commitment to enhancing the Twitter experience for writers everywhere. Our goal has always been to make it easy for these writers to connect with their readers and future subscribers on Twitter, opening up new opportunities for readers to better connect with writers and their content. Integrating Revue into Twitter has provided a huge amount of value, informing new product features that give writers more options for connecting with their audiences.’’
‘’This has been a hard decision because we know Revue has a passionate user base. We’re grateful to everyone who has used our service over the years, and hope we can continue to help you build a community with your readers on Twitter.’’
The company said that newsletter creators will be able to access their data until January 18, 2023, after which Revue will no longer be available.
The news comes as Twitter is getting ready to raise its character limit from 280 to 4,000, as reported by app researcher and reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi, and confirmed by Twitter’s new boss Elon Musk. While this would enable users to post newsletter-length content, it still wouldn’t compensate for the features offered by the service which is about to be shut down.
Meanwhile, the announcement also arrived just a day after Twitter’s founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey shared a Revue newsletter on the platform sharing his thoughts about the Twitter Files. ‘’well…after 17 hours, my career as a newsletter writer is coming to an end,’’ Dorsey tweeted on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Twitter relaunched its Blue subscription service with multiple color checks to prevent impersonators, and it now costs $11 when bought on its iOS app, but $8 on its website.