Twitter may be close to launching Super Follows, as new research shows what it could look like


The company teased a subscription service like Patreon earlier this year.

Twitter announced earlier this year that it was working on a Super Followers feature that would allow certain users to charge followers and give them access to additional content. On Sunday, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted what she says would look like this.

According to Wong’s research, which is usually pretty accurate, the Super Follow program will be limited to Twitter users with at least 10,000 followers, those who have posted at least 25 tweets within the past 30 days, and at least 18 years. are of. As mentioned by Twitter, one of the main features of Super Followers will be bonus content, such as special tweets for Super Followers.

Wong also discovered a list of the content categories that Super Follows users would choose to describe their content (such as “sports” or “podcasting”), and noted that “adult content” and “fans only” were not included in the list. Listed as “Content Platform”. With Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch and YouTube.

Twitter declined to comment on Wong’s latest research on Sunday. But it has previously been described as a subscription to a Patreon-like Super Follow feature, providing an example where a Super Follow user paid $4.99 per month to gain access to “perks” for users. Charged.

This is the latest direct payments feature that Twitter has introduced in recent weeks; In May it began testing Tip Jar, which lets users pay creators a lump sum directly to Twitter by clicking a dollar bill icon on their Twitter profile. Twitter Tip Jar doesn’t cut donations, which supports multiple payment options including Cash App, PayPal, and Venmo. It’s unclear how the payment for Super Follows will be structured, but it looks like Twitter will take a percentage.

Twitter’s product team has been busy this year, introducing a slew of new features, including its Twitter Blue subscription service, which is being tested in Canada and Australia. It has been reopened, then closed, its verification program has been revamped, its warnings for potentially offensive tweets have been updated, its photo cropping algorithm has been improved to allow “tall” images to be captured. To be fully displayed in users’ feeds, Android users added the ability to search for their Direct Messages, and received a $5 per month subscription service Scroll, which removes ads from participating websites.

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