I started Twitter platform launched Super Follows, a new feature that allows users to charge for subscriber-only content.
Content creators can publish their tweets to reach only premium followers. Tweets appear in the timelines of only those subscribers.
The feature, announced in February, is currently only available on the platform’s iOS app. It is limited to a test group of people in the United States who have applied to try it.
iOS users in the US and Canada can follow the Super Follow accounts in the initial test pool.
Paid subscribers are tagged with a special Super Follower badge that distinguishes them from unpaid followers. The badge appears in replies, increasing the follower’s ability to interact directly with the accounts they choose to support.
For accounts that have Super Follows turned on, the option appears with a distinct button on the account page.
The platform plans to roll out the feature via iOS in more countries in the coming weeks, and says it will be available on Android and the web soon.
Super Follows users can charge $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99 per month, with payments processed through Stripe.
The platform says users can earn up to 97 percent of subscription revenue after deducting third-party fees, up to a lifetime earnings threshold of $50,000 across all Twitter monetization products.
After reaching that limit, the platform says users can earn up to 80 percent of revenue after deducting third-party fees.
People who do not have Super Follows can apply for a waiting list under the Monetization tab of the platform app.
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To be eligible, people must have at least 10,000 followers. And be at least 18 years old.
They must also have tweeted 25 times in the last 30 days. With presence in the United States. And adhere to the platform’s policy for distinguished followers.
The platform has been exploring several monetization strategies for content creators recently. Including tip feature, paid voice rooms, shopping section and newsletter subscription button.
Twitter says it plans to add newsletters, anonymous subscriptions, exclusive audio rooms and Patreon-like subscription plans to Super Follows.
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