Twitter is moving forward with the next phase of its monetization efforts for content creators, where users can now Apply for a test Upcoming Super Follow and Ticketed Spaces options.
US-based users can apply separately for each program through the Twitter mobile app.
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Super Follows is limited to iOS, while Ticketed Spaces is available on iOS and Android.
Twitter is selecting a small group of users to test the new monetization features, both of which were announced earlier this year.
Super Follows allows users to charge $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 per month to access exclusive content.
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Ticketed Spaces lets you charge between $1 and $999 to access a Twitter social audio room, along with additional features such as setting a room limit.
Users can see if they are eligible to apply by selecting the new monetization option in the mobile app sidebar.
Test group participants initially keep 97 percent of the money they earn using Ticketed Spaces or Super Follows, after the commission iOS and Android charge for in-app purchases.
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Twitter increases its commission from 3 percent to 20 percent if a user makes a total of $50,000 across both platforms.
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Product Manager Esther Crawford tweeted: “We want to ensure that emerging voices can make money. That is why it will be eligible to earn a larger stake from the start.
“Earning over $50,000 from Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows shows that you get value from these features and that they help you achieve success,” she added.
Twitter’s commission of 20 percent is less than that of some subscription platforms. Amazon-owned Twitch video service takes a 50 percent commission from subscriptions. YouTube charges 30 percent of the membership fee.
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But this commission is much higher than the 10 percent commission for newsletter platform Substack. It’s also above the base rate of 5 percent for the membership platform Patreon.
While Facebook introduced a subscription service in 2018, it said it would not take any commission until 2023.