Twitter goes premium, Introduces new paid features

Twitter announced two new premium features at its Annual Analyst Day Event this Thursday: Super Follows and Communities. These features are designed to provide Twitter users with more ways to interact with each other and with the platform itself.

Super Follows allows creators to charge followers for access to exclusive content, such as behind-the-scenes videos, early access to new content, and more. Also Read – Instagram keeps an eye on its younger userbase safety, rolls out message features

Communities allows users to create and join groups based on their interests, where they can engage in conversations, share photos and videos, and more. In addition to these premium features, Twitter also announced a new Safety Mode that allows users to block and report abusive accounts.

These new premium features are a welcome addition to the Twitter platform, and we look forward to seeing how they are used by the community. Also Read – Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate on Realme GT 5G

Twitter Premium Features

Super Followers is a premium feature that Twitter recently introduced. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Purpose and Functionality:
    • Super Followers allow users and creators to monetize their content by charging followers for access to exclusive posts.
    • Creators can share additional content, such as behind-the-scenes glimpses, exclusive updates, or personalized messages, exclusively with their Super Followers.
    • Essentially, it’s a way for creators to offer a VIP experience to their most dedicated fans.
  2. Monetization Opportunities:
    • By leveraging Super Followers, creators can generate income beyond traditional advertising or sponsored content.
    • Fans who value the creator’s work can choose to pay a subscription fee to become Super Followers.
    • This pay-per-post model allows creators to earn money directly from their audience.
  3. How It Works:
    • Creators can set a monthly subscription price for Super Followers.
    • Once a follower subscribes, they gain access to the creator’s exclusive content.
    • The Super Follower badge appears next to their name, indicating their support.
  4. Benefits for Creators:
    • Revenue: Super Followers provide an additional revenue stream for content creators.
    • Engagement: Creators can foster deeper connections with their most dedicated fans.
    • Content Control: Creators have control over what they share exclusively with Super Followers.
  5. Considerations:
    • Creators should strike a balance between free content and exclusive posts to maintain a healthy follower base.
    • Transparency is crucial. Creators should clearly communicate the value Super Followers will receive.

  • Super Followers

In summary to premium features, Twitter’s Super Followers empowers creators to monetize their content and build stronger relationships with their audience. Also Read – Twitter Spaces will launch next month for all the users, to get ability to create rooms

Subscribers initially contribute a monthly fee to unlock premium content. This exclusive content is a key benefit of the subscription. Additional perks for subscribers encompass a unique newsletter, exclusive deals, and discounts.

They also gain access to a vibrant community and receive a distinctive supporter badge. As reported by Verge, this Twitter Premium subscription model features are likely to be a significant revenue generator for the company. Also Read – Twitter Spaces for Desktop coming soon: Report

Super Follower Features on Twitter
Super Follower Features on Twitter
  • Twitter Premium Features with Subscription Fees

The Verge also confirms that Twitter is likely to take its cut from this subscription fees which is likely to be charged on monthly basis. Twitter is moving to a premium subscription model and is likely to charge a monthly fee to its users.

The company has shared screenshots of its Super Follower Premium features, which indicate a likely cost of $4.99 per month. However, the company’s Product Lead confirms that the price is likely to be customizable depending on the account. Twitter is likely to take a cut from the subscription fees that will be charged on a monthly basis. Also Read – Twitter introduce full size image preview feature for Android and iOS

  • Communities on Twitter

Twitter recently announced a new feature called Communities. This feature allows users to create and join groups based on their interests, much like Facebook Groups. Each community is based on a specific topic and allows users to post messages, share photos and videos, and have discussions with other members. 

Members can also invite friends to join the community. Users can access posts and content from like-minded individuals, which helps avoid random tweets from appearing on their timelines. The company is initially leaning towards a “micro-communities” structure, which will allow users to create small groups of like-minded individuals who share similar interests. Also Read – Windows 11 to launch on June 24, hints at major design changes

Communities Feature on Twitter
Communities Feature on Twitter

Direct Payment platforms such as Patreon, YouTube, and GitHub have recently gained popularity among creators for revenue generation. These platforms have proven successful in monetizing creative content.

Consequently, Twitter is likely to see a surge in revenue with the introduction of similar Premium features. These new enhancements are anticipated to boost Twitter’s financial performance significantly. Also Read – Facebook’s Instagram Lite app gets support for Reels feature in India

  • Safety Mode on Twitter

Twitter recently announced a new feature called “Safety Mode.” These premium features will allow users to block and mute abusive Twitter accounts. When Safety Mode is active, Twitter will automatically detect and block abusive and spammy accounts. Also Read – Micromax In 2c with dual rear cameras; 5000mAh battery launched in India; First look

These accounts will be restricted from accessing your content for seven days. After that, Twitter will remove the restriction, and the account will be able to interact with you again. This new feature is designed to make Twitter a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.

Safety Mode Features on Twitter
Safety Mode Features on Twitter

This was just an showcase event that took place this Thursday. Twitter has not shared any specific date or timeline as of when these premium features will be made accessible for all the users. However, it is likely that the company will start experimenting with these feature later this year.

  • Birdwatch on Twitter

Misinformation is a growing problem on social media platforms, and Twitter is no exception. To address this issue, Twitter is working on other new premium features like Birdwatch that will allow users to add context to tweets that contain false or misleading information. Also Read – Realme 10 Pro Plus 5G Review: A mid-range smartphone with 5000mAh battery

Birdwatch is a crowdsourcing initiative that will allow users to review tweets and add additional information, such as links to fact-checking articles or corrections. This information will be available alongside the original tweet so that users can see the context and make an informed decision about whether to believe the tweet.

These Premium Features on Twitter will allow users to add context along the tweet that seems to be offering misleading information. This context can be added in form of notes at the bottom of the tweet. For example, if a user casually tweets that Humans are not real, then other user can add notes to offer more context regarding this misconception. Also Read – Samsung Galaxy A72 4G to come with quad camera setup

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