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In an attempt to reduce its dependence on advertising to generate revenue, Twitter has announced two new features coming to the social media platform later this year, including a "Super Follow" feature that will let users charge followers for access to exclusive content.

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According to Twitter, the additional content could include things like bonus tweets, access to a community group, video, exclusive deals, subscription to a newsletter, or a badge indicating support.

In an example screenshot of the Super Follow feature in action (shown above), Twitter a user being charged $4.99 per month to receive a series of benefits, allowing creators and publishers get paid directly by followers.

"Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators and publishers to be directly supported by their audience and will incentivize them to continue creating content that their audience loves," the company said in a statement.

The other upcoming feature is referred to as Communities, which will work similar Facebook Groups. Communities introduces the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests. Twitter's examples included groups focused on social justice, cats, plants, and surfing.

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Twitter also plans to introduce an optional "safety mode" that will be automatically suggested when Twitter's systems pick up that a post appears to be attracting "spammy or abusive" replies. When switched on, it will automatically block accounts that break Twitter's rules.

In a presentation to analysts and investors, Twitter didn't offer a timeline for when the new features will arrive, but said it would have "more to share" in the coming months.

Article Link: Twitter Announces Upcoming 'Super Follow' Feature to Let Users Charge Followers for Content
 
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ArPe

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No

I’m not paying to read any tweet.

There are great ‘content creators’ to support but I can support them in other ways.

The big problem is the lying fraudsters who tweet hysterical things and lies just to get a following and then ask these dumb followers for money.

Send me patron moneys quick before liberals eat us quick send me doggy coins so I can fight illuminatis text I4MM4D to help me win back my seat in congress click my laser eyes pic and subscribe today to learn the advanced truth about 5G Bill gates super space lasers
 
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Cleartz

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It has been rumoured for awhile Twitter was looking into some type of subscription service, I believe it was rumoured on this site, so this isn't a surprise.

There's only 2 options this is good for:
  1. Twitter's OnlyFans
  2. Patreon
There's only one account I hope doesn't go paid tweet route. So I'm looking forward to the day they remove this feature.
 
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robertcoogan

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I used to complain about being nickel-and-dimed over superscription models for software licensing. Ha!

Now social media is getting in on the action. And now Twitter is charging for Substacking by proxy. Not for me.
 
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Merode

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I like Twitter because it allows me read interesting people's feed like a blog. Neil de Grasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and many others. However there's a lot I dislike about Twitter. Most of new features are horrible: fleets and so on. They have perfect platform and they have absolutely no clue where to take it. I don't like how on one hand they allow some really aggressive and deranged people (just watch Insane People Tweets feed) and on the other hand silence some people because of different world-views. If it was my platform, I'd only remove people who break the law and try not to be a judge.

This feature, yeah. Only Fans got competition.
 
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ViDeOmAnCiNi

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Maybe all the boneheads who say stupid crap on Twitter will switch to pay only so I don't see their tweets or any retweets of them? We can only hope.
 
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