Twitter announced earlier this year that it was running a Super Follows feature that would allow some users to charge followers and give them access to additional content. On Sunday, app researcher Jane Manchun Wong tweeted screenshots of what she thought would look like.
According to Wong’s research, which is usually very accurate, the Super Follows program will be limited to Twitter users with at least 10,000 followers who have posted at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days and are at least 18 years old. As Twitter mentioned, one of the main features of Super Follows will be bonus content, such as exclusive tweets for Super Followers.
Wong also found a list of content categories that Super Follows users would choose to describe their content (such as “sports”
Twitter is working on the Super Follows app
– Have at least 10,000 followers
– They have posted at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days
– Be at least 18 years old
in particular “Adult Content” and “OnlyFans” are mentioned in the category and platforms section https://t.co/qSEjh0ohm8 pic.twitter.com/yvkzx672V2
– Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 6, 2021
Twitter declined to comment on Wong’s latest research on Sunday. But the previously described Patreon-like Super Follows feature is a type of subscription, providing an example where a Super Follows user charges $ 4.99 per month so users can access “bonuses.”
This is the latest direct payment feature introduced by Twitter in recent weeks; in May, it began testing Tip Jar, which allows users to make one-time payments to creators directly on Twitter by clicking on the dollar bill icon in their Twitter account. Twitter does not accept donations from Tip Jar, which support several payment options, including Cash App, PayPal and Venmo. It is not clear how payments for Super Follows will be structured, but it looks like Twitter will take a percentage.
The Twitter product team was busy this year, introducing several new features, including its Twitter Blue subscription service, which is being tested in Canada and Australia. It has also reopened, then closed, then reopened its verification program, updated its warnings of potentially offensive tweets, improved its photo cropping algorithm to allow taller images to appear fully in custom feeds, added the ability for Android users to search for their instant messages, and acquired Scroll, a $ 5 per month subscription service that removes ads from participating websites.