Twitter has begun rolling out its new Super Follows feature, which lets subscribers pay for exclusive material. Creators can choose to have their tweets shared only with Super Followers, who would then see these posts in their timelines. To be a part of the pilot test, users needed to be residents of the United States and have an iOS device.
In the US and Canada, iOS users who are in the test group for Super Follow can have other Super Follow users follow them. A badge shows to creators beneath the names of super followers when they react to tweets. Twitter claims the service will soon be released in other countries, including iOS, and will be offered on Android and the web.
In order to get into the queue, you need to have Super Follows enabled. You can find the option under the monetization page in the Twitter app. People who are eligible must be 18 years of age or older, have at least 10,000 followers, have tweeted 25 times in the last 30 days, live in the United States, and be in compliance with Twitter’s Super Follows policy.
In recent months, Twitter has looked into numerous ways to generate revenue for its authors, including a tip jar, ticketed Spaces, a shopping section, and a newsletter subscription button. Twitter claims it will implement Super Follows, which will have newsletter and Patreon-like subscription tiers.
Super Follows customers can choose from three monthly fee levels: $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99, with payment handled by Stripe. Twitter reports that after payment processing expenses are paid, users can make up to 97% of subscription revenue until they reach a $50,000 lifetime maximum on all Twitter monetization products. Following that restriction, Twitter promises to share up to 80% of its revenue with customers, after the third-party expenses are taken into account.