Twitter launches Super Follow: how the new way for users who create content to earn money on the social network works
Twitter has also found a way to fund its content creators, as it already does with social networks like TikTok and Instagram. The goal is to reward Twitter users who create original content, stimulating conversations and iterations on the platform.
Since September 1, 2021, the social network has officially launched new Super Follow accounts, which are users who will be able to require their followers to pay a monthly subscription to access their content. The Super Follows are committed to generating thematic accounts to give space for real conversations with other people who share the same passions: from skincare tips or cooking recipes to zodiac signs. In addition, Twitter also thinks of a novelty peer the Tip Jar, the service of "tips" that a follower can leave to his favorite voice on the social: very soon you can also pay in Bitcoin. All new features that allow you to monetize your presence on the social network.
Super Follow: who are they and what they do
But who are the Super Follow? To clarify it is Twitter in a post on its official blog in which it announces the arrival of the new "vip" accounts. Super Follows are journalists, musicians, content curators, writers, activists, beauty, cooking or sports experts, comedians and science enthusiasts: anyone who can create content that stimulates public conversation with their point of view and personality.
The purpose of Super Follows is to share content that helps to reach a higher level of conversation than the "normal" Twitter for their followers, who to see the chirps and participate in the discussion will have to pay a monthly subscription. The condition set by the social network is to create an interaction that is as real and genuine as possible, to grow the dialogue between Twitter users.
The requirements to become Super Follow are: to be 18 years old, a number of followers greater than 10,000, to have posted at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days, to live in the United States and accept the policy on super followers. The service is currently only active in the United States and Canada for Twitter users using iOS devices.
Super Follow: how to subscribe and how much it costs
Followers who want to follow a paid account will be able to do so in a very simple way. After selecting the Super Follow button on the profile of the chosen account, a description of the channel's paid offers and various prices will open. If the user is interested, they will have to authorize the in-app payment. The cost of the monthly subscription is set by the owners of the Super Follow account is can be $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99.
At the moment, Super Follow is only available for followers using an iPhone, but Twitter lets it be known that it will soon be coming to Android users and the desktop version as well. The paid account subscription can be cancelled at any time by going to the subscription settings that are visible in the iOS App Store.
Tip Jar: tips will be in Bitcoin
In these days also circulates another important news that concerns the Tip Jar feature, which allows you to send "tips" to your favorite accounts. This is one of the first features introduced by Twitter so that its users can give financial support to the content creators they follow, along with Ticketed Spaces, paid conversation rooms.
At the moment, tips can be paid in currency using services such as PayPal, Patreon, Venmo, Bandcamp and Cash App, but Twitter has made it known that it is working so that Bitcoin transactions will also be accepted in the Tip Jar platform.