Earlier this year, Twitter was said to be testing out features that might potentially change how users interact on the app.
One of the features is its paid ‘Super Follows’ feature. And it looks like Twitter is going to launch the feature sooner than we thought.
If you have been living under a rock, Super Follows is a practical feature that would allow some users to charge their followers in exchange for access to exclusive content.
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Just last Sunday, app researcher, Jane Manchun Wong shared on Twitter screenshots of what she says the Super Follows feature might look like.
Wong discovered evidence of a Super Follows app that suggests Twitter is almost ready with its feature that has a Patreon-like offering.
The feature allows users to apply for and possibly manage their Super Follows status by determining categories, for example, ‘music’ or ‘arts’.
Additionally, Wong noted that “adult content” and “OnlyFans” are listed as one of the “content platforms.”
Or users could also include other platforms they use to share content like OnlyFans, Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch, and YouTube.
Wong’s research is fairly accurate too –– the Super Follows program will be limited to Twitter users with at least 10,000 followers, who have posted at least 25 tweets within the past 30 days, and are at least 18 years old.
Twitter already mentioned that one of the features of Super Follows will be bonus content like exclusive tweets for Super Followers.
Apparently a paid feature…
What’s previously been described as a Patreon-style feature, Super Follows will be a subscription-like feature too. For example, Super Followers will be charged a monthly subscription of $4.99 to get exclusive access to “perks.”
Most importantly, it would let social media stars charge for their content while boosting Twitter’s profile.
It is one of the latest direct payments feature Twitter has launched in recent weeks. So, it would not be a surprise if Twitter releases Super Follows sooner than expected.
In May, the platform began testing the feature called Tip Jar. This lets users make one-time payments to creators directly on the app just by simply clicking a dollar bill icon on their profiles.
And the good thing about the Tip Jar feature is that Twitter does not take a cut of the donations –– which supports many payment options such as Cash App, Venmo, and PayPal.
Also, there’s Blue subscriptions and weather service. Definitely, Super Follows complements the already mentioned features.
It is not clear though how payments for Super Follows will be structured. But it looks like Twitter will be taking a percentage from users.
On another note, Twitter has declined to comment on this apparent leak. And thanks to this leak, we now have a look of what it might look like.