- Post News: Social platform with ad-free news & micropayments.
- Twitter’s purchase prompts an alternative app launch.
- Users can access articles with Post Points on Post News.
Elon Musk’s recent purchase of Twitter and the subsequent implementation of drastic changes have led many users to seek alternative apps that better meet their needs. In response to this demand, Post News, a social news platform, has unveiled its new iOS app, aiming to revolutionize how people access news on social platforms. The app connects users with ad-free content from publishers through micropayments, catering to their preferences.
Post News initially launched the app in beta shortly after Musk’s acquisition, and it has already gained over 440,000 users, according to a press release. Noam Bardin, the CEO, and founder of Post News, expressed excitement about the app launch, emphasizing their commitment to making Post accessible to everyone, regardless of their location.
So, what sets Post apart? When users open the app, they are presented with three distinct feeds: following, exploring, and news. The first two are self-explanatory, but it’s the news feed where Post introduces its unique feature. The company introduces a new micropayment system that enables users to access individual articles for a small fee, allowing them to consume desired content without subscribing to a publication.
To make the process convenient, users purchase bundles of Post Points rather than paying for each article separately. These bundles range from 300 points for $4.20 to 10,000 points for $126.70. Furthermore, Post News allows users to tip publishers and creators for their work, empowering them to support the content they appreciate.
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It’s worth noting that Twitter is also working on a similar feature that would enable media publishers to charge users per article. However, this feature has yet to materialize. When approached for a comment, Twitter’s media relations email account responded with a humorous poop emoji, leaving users uncertain about its future implementation.