Only a few users can now charge for tweets in the US
Twitter’s new Super Follows feature allows users to charge for content that is only available to subscribers. Creators have the option to set their tweets so that they go to only Super Followers. The tweets will then appear in the timelines for those subscribers. This feature was announced on Twitter’s iOS app in February. It is currently available to a limited number of people in the US who have applied to test it.
iOS users can now Super Follow accounts in the US or Canada as part of the initial test group. When they respond to tweets, Super Followers can be identified by a badge under their name. Twitter intends to launch the feature in iOS in additional countries over the following weeks, and it will soon be available on Android and the web.
Super Follows users can charge $9.99, $4.99, and $2.99 per month with Stripe payments. Twitter claims that users can earn upto 97 per cent of their subscription revenue after third party fees until they reach a lifetime earnings cap of $50,000 for all Twitter monetization tools. Twitter claims that users can make up to 80 per cent after paying third-party fees once they reach this limit.
People without the Super Follows feature may apply for a waitlist in the Twitter app’s monetization tab. To be eligible, people need to have at least 10,000 followers, be at least 18 years old, have tweeted 25 times in the last 30 days, be in the US, and comply with Twitter’s Super Follows policy.
Twitter is currently exploring monetization strategies to make creators more profitable, such as a tip jar, ticketed Spaces and a shopping section. Twitter plans to offer newsletters, anonymous subscriptions and exclusive Spaces to its Super Followers.