Twitter may soon start selling usernames through online auctions

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Twitter has introduced a slew of changes since Elon Musk officially took over in October last year. We may see yet another change soon too, whereby the social media platform is reportedly planning to sell usernames as a way to increase revenue. 

According to a report by The New York Times, it is alleged that engineers at Twitter have suggested that the company introduce online auctions where people can bid for unique handles on the platform. The proposal has been discussed since December last year, though the final decision is still unknown. 

If the plan does go through, it remains to be seen whether such auctions will affect all usernames or only some of them. Interestingly, this way of generating revenue is actually against Twitter’s current username squatting policy of not allowing users to buy and sell usernames. 

Well, rules and policies are meant to be amended when the situation calls it to be, I suppose. Of course, do take this information with a grain of salt as nothing is confirmed as of yet. 

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