TWITTER has launched paid subscriptions that let you charge followers to see your “exclusive” posts.
The new feature means you can earn money simply by posting on Twitter.
Twitter is getting a major updateCredit: Unsplash
There are also new newsletter features and a live audio chat system.
But the main addition is paid-for subscriptions that allow for “premium” posts on Twitter.
Subscriptions are wildly popular online for social media sites.
From gaming-centric Twitch, the more general-purpose Patreon and even adult-oriented OnlyFans, there’s no shortage of subscription websites.
It gives Twitter a chance to make more money, but users will be cashing in too.
Twitter users will be able to offer “Super Follow” functions.
You can lock some of your tweets behind a subscription feeCredit: Unsplash
This means other users will pay to see additional exclusive material that regular followers can’t see.
It includes newsletters, videos, deals and more.
“Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators to be directly supported by their audience,” said Twitter.
“And will incentivise them to continue creating content that their audience loves.”
Super Follows hasn’t launched yet.
But Twitter said it will be sharing more about the feature in the coming months.
There’s also a separate feature called Revue that lets users publish their own newsletters – which can be free or premium.
And finally, Twitter has created its own Clubhouse competitor.
It’s called Twitter Spaces and allows users to create and join in audio chats.
Clubhouse is a wildly popular new live audio app that’s favoured by celebs including Elon Musk.
The app has operated on an invitation-only model so far, so social media giants are racing to create their own competitors to scoop up demand.
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