Micro-blogging platform Twitter is all set to release its new feature called ‘Super Follows’ which will be made available to all the users who have at least ten thousand followers or more. This new feature will ensure that the company will provide charges and monetize exclusive and additional content by a particular user which may include extra tweets, joining community groups and newsletters. This new tool is similar to those features which other social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram have already rolled out in the past.
More details reported have suggested that this service will be available to only those creators who are above 18 years in age and have at least ten thousand followers. Another criteria set by the company demands that the user should have tweeted at least 25 tweets in the past 30 days to be eligible to avail the new service. Some reports suggest that Twitter Super Follows will be available as soon as the company’s premium subscription platform – ‘Twitter Blue’ will be made available at a global scale by the company.
Jane Manchun Wong, an app researcher has further released some screenshots on Sunday of the new Super Follows suggesting that the launch is imminent. Earlier, the company had teased a screenshot at an online event this year where investors had gathered. The screenshot displayed the monetization of exclusive and extra content by the eligible users at a rate of $4.99 per month.
Wong further in a tweet on her official twitter handle wrote, “Twitter is working on the Super Follows application. Requirements: Have at least 10,000 followers, have posted at least 25 Tweets in the past 30 days and be at least 18 years old.” It is to be noted that Wong is renowned for her accurate information and predictions regarding technology so it is quite possible that Twitter will roll out this feature soon. Also, the company hasn’t denied any of Wong’s claims which further gives value to her claims.
As per reports, ‘Super Follows’ will be a Patreon like service and will result in more diversity and popularity of the content on this micro-blogging platform, thereby attracting a large number of new interested users. Earlier, Twitter had rolled out Tip Jar feature through which users can pay directly to creators whose content they find interesting. But now the company has said in a statement that it is not interested in taking any commission through this feature. The company is expected to release more details about this tool soon.