Twitter’s been dipping its toes into monetization for creators, recently rolling out Tip Jars and ticketed Twitch Spaces. Now, Twitter’s unveiled its latest monetization tool: Super Follows.
Super Follows appear to work the same way as YouTube’s Super Chats. Creators can make special tweets locked behind a paywall that only subscribed fans can access. Fans must pay either $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 monthly to access the paywalled tweets. Creators will earn 97 percent of the revenue made from Super Follows. However, once they earn more than $5K, Twitter will take 20 percent of the cut.
What are Twitter Super Follows?
According to Twitter, Super Follows are behind-the-scenes content creators share with their most dedicated fans. It can also give sneak peeks at upcoming releases or talk about more personal topics.
You have to apply to gain access to Super Follows
Like with most monetization features, you have to meet specific criteria before you can start using it. To use Super Follows, you have to be U.S.-based, be at least 18-years old, have at least 10K followers and have tweeted at least 25 times in the last 30 days. For clarity, U.S.- and Canada-based users can become Super Followers, though the only creators in the U.S. can join the waitlist. If you’re not in either country, don’t fret. Twitter plans to expand the feature to more countries in a few weeks.
If you meet all of these requirements, you can join the Super Follows waitlist now.