Twitter launches Super Follows on iOS

Twitter has begun to set out its Super Follows feature that allows users to charge for subscriber-only content. With this feature enabled, the content creators can set their tweets for the Super Followers who have subscribed to their content, and the tweet will be reflected in the timelines of the subscribers only.  

The feature was initially announced in February. It is limited to iOS users and not yet made available to Android users. Also, only a test group of users in the US are authorized to try the feature out.

The US and Canada based iOS users can subscribe to the specific account of someone among the test group members to Super Follow it. The creators may identify the Super Followers by a badge that is visible under the names of the followers while replying to the tweets.

Twitter is on the verge of furthering the roll out in other countries in the upcoming weeks and has confirmed the feature will soon be made available to Android users as well.

The creators can charge up to $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99 a month and the transactions may be processed through Stripe. According to Twitter, the creators will be able to earn up to 97 per cent of subscription revenue via subscription fees, and they may reach lifetime earnings of up to $50,000 across all of the monetization factors available on Twitter. Once reached this limit, the creators then will be able to earn up to 80 per cent of revenue after third-party fees.

The users with no Super Follows feature can apply for the waitlist that appears under the monetization tab. The users with at least 10,000 followers and an age of at least 18 years, with the frequency of at least 25 tweets in the last 30 days, resident of the US and comply with Twitter’s Super Follows policy will be eligible for the Super Follow feature benefits.