Nearly 25,000 Twitter users pay to subscribe to Elon Musk's exclusive tweets

After this weekend’s Twitter Blue drama, debacle, guerilla marketing campaign – whatever you want to call it – Elon Musk shifted gears on Monday to promote Twitter’s other paid subscriptions feature called, well, Subscriptions. Tweet may have been deleted (opens in a new tab) “Content creators may wish to enable subscriptions on this platform,” tweeted Musk. “Just tap on Monetization in settings.”Subscriptions allows users to subscribe directly to a specific Twitter creator that has opted into the program. In turn, the creator can provide subscribers with exclusive tweets, subscriber-only Twitter Spaces, and other paywalled content.Included in Musk’s tweet, is a screenshot showing the sidebar navigation menu on Twitter’s mobile app. Ostensibly, Musk included this to show interested users where they could sign up. But, there’s another bit of information included in that screenshot: It shows just how many users are directly paying Elon Musk for his Subscriptions-only content.Next to Musk’s followers and following counts is another number: Subscriptions, which is actually a private metric only shown to the specific creator so they can see how many users have Subscribed to their paywalled content.Musk’s subscriber count shows at 24.7k, or somewhere between 24,700 and 24,799 paying subscribers. Twitter’s owner charges $4 for subscriptions to his account, which puts the amount of money he’s making from the Subscriptions feature at nearly $100,000 per month. That’s just under $1.2 million a year, which would be quite a successful outcome for the average content creator. Musk enabled Subscriptions on his account on April 15,…Nearly 25,000 Twitter users pay to subscribe to Elon Musk's exclusive tweets