Twitter Inc said that it will seek applications from users who want to be the first to test new content subscription and ticketing features. This will enable this social platform work to build more ways for users to earn money.
Twitter users can apply to get first access to “Super Follows.” This will let them sell exclusive content to paying subscribers, and “Ticketed Spaces,” to charge for entry into audio chat rooms they host on this platform. These two features are part of Twitter’s plan in competing with other social media companies. This helps them in attracting the group of influential content creators, as it lets them to earn money from fan followings. Users with at least 10,000 followers on Twitter are only eligible to apply for Super Follows. In the same way the Ticketed Spaces will require at least 1,000 followers.
Esther Crawford, senior product manager at Twitter said that the company aims to select a diverse set of voices. 3% cut of a creator’s revenue will be taken by the company, until the user hits $50,000 in earnings. After that Twitter will keep 20%, in order to help upcoming creators to earn more money at the start. Crawford added that Twitter will focus on individuals who apply for the features. But also it won’t let down brands, publishers and nonprofit organizations who have built an audience on Twitter.