Twitter today announced several key features: the ability for users to bill their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join interest-based groups. Twitter announces paid super follows to let you pay for tweets.
These are two big changes to Twitter for a while, but also fit well with the popular and successful model on other social platforms.
With the Super Follows payment function, Twitter users can bill followers and give them access to additional content. This can be a bonus tweet, access to a community group, a newsletter subscription, or a badge showing your support.
Twitter Payment details
In the mock-up screenshot, Twitter shows an example where users charge $ 4.99 per month for various benefits. Twitter saw this as an opportunity to give authors and publishers the opportunity to accept payments directly from their fans. The users will be exciting after Twitter announces paid super follows feature.
Direct payment tools have become increasingly important for developers, especially in recent years. Patreon was a huge hit, and other platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, and even GitHub. They rolled out features that allow developers to get paid right away.
Twitter is likely to lay off – the company is hinting at a subscription feature that would provide it with a new source of revenue. Although it hasn’t revealed how much it will cost.
Twitter also announced a new feature called “Communities” which looks like Facebook Groups. People can create and join groups with specific interests such as cats or plants, as suggested by Twitter. So they can see more tweets focused on that topic.
The group is a huge hit for Facebook (and a major moderation issue) and can be a very useful tool on Twitter because the openness of the service can make it difficult to launch new users on the platform.
There is still no timetable for starting these features. Twitter listed it as “what’s next” for its platform at a presentation to analysts and investors this afternoon.