Twitter announced earlier this year that it was working on 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 a screenshot of what she said would look like.
According to Wong’s research, which is generally very accurate, the Super Follows program is limited to Twitter users with at least 10,000 followers who have posted at least 25 tweets within the last 30 days and are at least 18 years of age. According to Twitter, one of the main features of Super Follows will be bonus content, such as special tweets for Super Followers.
Wong also discovered a list of content categories Super Follows users choose to describe their content (such as “sports”; or “podcasts”) and noted that “Adult content” and “OnlyFans” will also be listed as “Content Platforms” with Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch, and YouTube.
Twitter is working on the Super Follows application.
– Have at least 10,000 followers
– Has posted at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days
– Aged at least 18 years
especially “Adult content” and “OnlyFans” are mentioned in the category and platform 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 previously described a Patreon-like Super Follows feature as a subscription. It provides an example where Super Follows users are billed $4.99 per month to give users access to “privileges.”
It’s the latest direct payment feature Twitter has released in the past few weeks. In May, it began testing Tip Jar, which lets users make a one-time payment to creators directly on Twitter by clicking the dollar icon on their Twitter profile. Twitter doesn’t cut donations, Tip Jar supports multiple integrated payment options. As for Cash App, PayPal, and Venmo, it’s unclear how the payments will be structured for Super Follows, but Twitter seems to use a percentage.
Twitter’s product team has been very busy this year. by introducing many new features It includes the Twitter Blue subscription service, which is being tested in Canada and Australia. It also reopens, then closes, then reopens the monitoring program. Updated warnings for potentially inappropriate tweets. Improved image cropping algorithm so that “tall” images are fully displayed in user feeds. Added the ability for Android users to search, direct text, and earned scroll, a $5 per month subscription service that removes ads from participating websites.