Twitter announced earlier this year that it was developing a Super Follows feature that would allow some users to charge followers and give them access to additional content.
App researcher Jane Manchun Wong Tweeting screenshots What you say is how the feature appears.
According to the researcher, Super Follows is limited to Twitter users who have at least 10,000 followers.
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Additionally, users must have posted at least 25 tweets in the past 30 days. They are at least 18 years old.
As Twitter pointed out, one of the main features of Super Follows is the additional content, such as exclusive tweets for premium followers.
Wong also discovered a list of content categories that Super Follows users choose to describe their content, such as sports or podcasts.
She noted that adult content and OnlyFans are listed as content platforms along with Facebook, YouTube, Substack, Patreon and Twitch.
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Twitter develops several features:
Twitter declined to comment on Wong’s latest research. But it has previously described the Patreon-like Super Follows feature as a type of subscription.
She provided an example where a Super Follows user charged users $4.99 per month for accessing privileges.
This is the latest direct payment feature that Twitter has introduced in recent weeks, and in May it began testing the tip feature Tip Jar.
The tip feature allows users to make one-time payments to creators directly via Twitter. And that by clicking on the dollar icon in the account within Twitter.
Twitter does not take a portion of Tip Jar donations, which support several payment options, including PayPal, Cash App and Venmo.
It is not clear how payments to Super Follows are organized. But Twitter seems to be taking a percentage.
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The platform team has been busy this year, introducing several new features, including the Twitter Blue subscription service being tested in Canada and Australia.
The blue badge verification program has reopened, and warnings about potentially abusive tweets have been updated.
In addition, the platform has improved its image cropping algorithm to allow longer images to be fully displayed in users’ feeds.
Added the ability to search via direct messages for Android usersand got Scroll, a $5 per month subscription service that removes ads from participating websites.