Twitter's new Super Follows feature allows users to charge for content that is only available to subscribers. Creators have the option to set their tweets so that they go to only Super Followers. The tweets will then appear in the timelines for those subscribers. This feature was announced on Twitter's iOS app in February. It is currently available to a limited number of people in the US who have applied to test it.
iOS users can now Super Follow accounts in the US or Canada that are part of the initial test group. When they respond to tweets, Super Followers can be identified by a badge under their name. Twitter intends to launch the feature in iOS in additional countries over the next weeks, and it will soon be available on Android as well as the web.
With Stripe payments, Super Followers can charge $2.99 to $4.99 or $9.99 per month. Twitter claims that users can earn upto 97 percent of their subscription revenue after third party fees until they reach a lifetime earnings cap of $50,000 for all Twitter monetization tools. Twitter claims that users can make up to 80 percent after paying third-party fees once they reach this limit.
People without the Super Follows feature may apply for a waitlist in the monetization tab of the Twitter app. You must have at least 10,000 followers and be at least 18 years of age.
Twitter is currently exploring monetization strategies to make creators more profitable, such as a tip jar, ticketed Spaces and a shopping section. Twitter plans to offer newsletters, anonymous subscriptions and exclusive Spaces to its Super Followers.