Twitter is working to provide Patreon-like subscriptions
Twitter is working on a Patreon-like subscription, where followers can pay directly to Twitter users monthly to receive additional messages. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has discovered what the subscription will look like.
The subscription is called Super Follows. Twitter announced the option earlier this year. Twitter users can ask their followers for money to access more content that free followers can’t see. It works about the same as Patreon. There, for example, podcast makers offer people more content for a fee, such as extra episodes.
According to Wong, only Twitter users with more than ten thousand followers can set up a subscription model. They must also have tweeted at least 25 times in the last 30 days and be over 18 years of age.
In addition, Wong found several categories in which Twitter users can offer their additional tweets, such as adult-only and reality TV. Twitter hasn’t responded to Wong’s coverage.
It is still unclear when the feature will be released. Also the price is not fully known. In February, Twitter itself showed an example image with an amount of $ 4.99 per month. However, it is not clear whether the subscription providers can also set higher or lower prices.
Recently, Twitter started its first subscription service, Twitter Blue. In Canada and Australia, people get paid access to additional features, such as the ability to retrieve tweets within 30 seconds of sending without others being able to see them. In addition, subscribers are given the option to store tweets organized.