Twitter to launch new ‘Super Follows’ service globally

*The fresh service, which allows access to exclusive tweets and bonus content from highly followed users, will be available to users with at least 10,000 followers, who must be 18 or older, and have tweeted at least 25 times in past 30 days

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In a move to be ahead of the game in the Cyberspace, Global technology giant Twitter is reportedly planning to activate a new service christened, “Super Follows”.

The emerging service is regarded as part of a larger plan to earn money from firm’s user base, Verge report said.

The new service would allow Twitter users with high follower counts to charge their followers for exclusive tweets and bonus content.

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who is known for spotting new features ahead of their official rollout, has shared screenshots of what Twitter’s Super Follows service could look like.

Wong, in a tweet Sunday, June 6 was quoted to have said that the service would be available to users with at least 10,000 followers. Users must also be 18 or older and have tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days.

She discovered a list of content categories that Super Follows users may be able to choose from to describe their content.

Examples of content categories include fashion, sports, podcasting, and more.

Wong noted that “adult content” and “OnlyFans” are listed as “content platforms,” along with Facebook, Substack, Patreon, Twitch, and YouTube.

As a means of exploring new revenue streams, Twitter last summer said it was looking for ways to boost revenue.

Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, told analysts in July that the social media site, which is currently free to use, could eventually offer a subscription service. However, he said there’s “a really high bar” for when Twitter would ask users to “pay for aspects of Twitter.”

Dorsey told analysts: “We want to make sure any new line of revenue is complementary to our advertising business.

“We do think there is a world where subscription is complementary, where commerce is complementary, where helping people manage paywalls … we think is complementary.”

The company recently launched its Twitter Blue subscription, which gives users access to a number of nice-to-have features in exchange for a small monthly fee, in Australia and Canada.

The site’s Super Follows service is likely to be available as soon as Twitter launches Twitter Blue globally, report stated.

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