In so far this year, Twitter has been reinforcing its offer of novelties. Among the ads that have generated expectations are the 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 of money 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 news, shared a new preview of what this new dynamic will be within Twitter.
According to his report, the Super Follows program will be exclusive for Twitter accounts that have at least 10,000 followers, that have published at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days and that their controllers are at least 18 years old.
Twitter is working on Super Follows application
– Have at least 10000 followers
– Have posted at least 25 Tweets in past 30 days
– Be at least 18 years old
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 6, 2021
The additional and exclusive content, which is the core of the Super Follows, can be managed through platforms such as Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch and YouTube, plus adult sites and similar platforms, such as OnlyFans. Likewise, through this system, the platform’s own content can be filtered, such as tweets and fleets, restricting the visibility of certain publications only to this select group of users, as well as it is also possible to configure a room in public Spaces, to authorize the possibility of speaking to this same segment of accounts.
The information shared by Wong presents us with 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 reduced description. Once more details are known from the first source, other important details will be known and the doubt about the eventual collection of commissions by Twitter for the use of this tool will be cleared up.
This is not the first approach of the social network to payment systems, since a similar initiative is already known within this same platform. A few months ago, the function was launched only in the Twitter mobile apps Tip Jar, that allows users to send tips (free of commissions) to their preferred accounts, through platforms such as Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo.
In the same way, it has already been officially announced Twitter Blue, a program to access additional benefits, which is being tested in Canada and Australia.
Wong’s report was published on Sunday and, given the first inquiries from the press, Twitter did not offer any comment.