12 August 2021
Twitter has been talking about the Super Follows feature for quite a long time. It first talked about the feature earlier this year and then offered details in June. This was followed by starting to accept applications in July and now, it is finally available for the general public in the United States and Canada.
The idea behind Super Follows is that there will be followers of influencers that would be okay paying money to receive exclusive tweets and content. It is similar to the concept of platforms like Patreon and OnlyFans. There are currently three fixed subscription tiers: $2.99, $4.99, and $9.99 per month. It will be up to the content creator what kind of extra benefits they want to provide to their super followers.
Any creator that has the feature enabled will have a "Super Follow" button next to existing buttons meant for following them and turning on post notifications. Twitter has anyone who is at least 18 years of age, has a minimum of 10,000 followers, and has tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days is eligible to apply for the feature. They can do so by going to the Home sidebar and visiting the Monetization section.
Once the user gets accepted and turns it on, he will get a choice while tweeting. This choice will be about whether the tweet is meant for everyone or only super followers. Similarly, whenever super followers will reply to tweets, they will have a special public badge next to their names that will help them differentiate from other followers.
Twitter Super Follows is currently limited only to iOS users in the United States and Canada. It will be expanded to global iOS users in the coming weeks. As of now, Super Follows tweets can be seen only on iOS but support for Android and web version will arrive soon. We will keep you posted as Twitter will expand the feature to the masses.