Twitter announces Super Follows and Communities features
Twitter has announced two new upcoming features for its platform. The first is Super Follows, which is the company’s first premium feature. The other is Communities.
Super Follows allows users to charge their followers for access to special content. For a set monthly amount, the Super Followers will be able to, say, see exclusive content, get a subscribers-only newsletter, deals and discounts on your products, community access, a special supporter badge and more. The options here depend on the account and what they want to offer to their subscribers.
This feature is similar to Patreon and YouTube membership options. It allows users to earn directly from their followers and it allows Twitter to take a cut from these earnings.
The other feature is Communities. Users will be able to create and join groups that have a particular theme or interest. Those part of these Communities will then be able to see posts from like-minded individuals instead the somewhat randomness of the current timeline structure.
There is no official word yet on when these features will become available.