Twitter has been reinforcing its offer of new features so far this year. Among the announcements that have generated expectations are Super Follows, a monetization system for content creators integrated into the platform.
This new feature, which will allow registered users to charge their followers a fee to access additional content, does not yet have an official launch date. However, it is already possible to know new details thanks to a recent report.
Jane Manchun Wong, a specialist in reverse engineering and a recurring source of these anticipated developments, shared a new preview of what will be this new dynamic within Twitter.
According to her report, the Super Follows program will be exclusive to Twitter accounts that have at least 10,000 followers, have posted at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days, and that their followers are at least 18 years old.
Additional and exclusive content, which is the core of Super Follows, will be manageable through platforms such as Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch, and YouTube, plus adult sites and platforms of similar tenors, such as OnlyFans. Likewise, through this system it is possible to filter the platform’s content, such as tweets and tweets, restricting the visibility of certain publications only to this select group of users, and it is also possible to configure a public room in Spaces, to authorize the possibility of speaking to this same segment of accounts.
The information shared by Wong gives us a mainly aesthetic preview of this future implementation. For now, the official information shared by Twitter is limited to the confirmation of this project and a brief description. Once more details are known from the first source, other important details will be known and the doubt about the eventual charging of fees by Twitter for the use of this tool will be cleared.
This is not the first approach of the social network to payment systems, as a similar initiative is already known within this same platform. A few months ago, the Tip Jar function was launched only in Twitter’s mobile apps, allowing users to send tips (commission-free) to their favorite accounts through platforms such as Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo.
Twitter Blue, a program for accessing additional benefits, has also been officially announced and is being tested in Canada and Australia.
Wong’s report was published on Sunday and Twitter did not offer any comment when asked by the press.