Twitter has announced some major features for its platform, including one that will allow users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the other that will let them create and join groups based on their interests. These features are meant to reinforce user engagement on the platform, as they are based on models that have proven to be successful for other social platforms.
Super Follows, which is Twitter’s new payment feature, will provide access to extra content like bonus tweets, community groups, newsletter subscriptions, and badges. Twitter shared a mock example for this, where a user charges $4.99 per month to obtain several benefits.
Tools for direct payment have proven to be of significant use to creators. Platforms like Patreon, Facebook, YouTube, and GitHub have introduced these features.
The other new feature that Twitter plans to launch is Communities. It seems to be quite similar to Facebook’s Groups, as its purpose is to bring people together around specific topics of interest. This could be a great tool for Twitter’s user community, to especially help make the platform a more comfortable space for new users who may find it difficult to get started on Twitter.
Twitter hasn’t revealed when exactly it plans to launch both of these features, but listed them as “what’s next” during one of its recent presentations.