After a long wait, Twitter has officially launched the Super Follow, one of its most anticipated ways of monetization. However, the implementation of this feature has occurred in a very limited way, both in terms of functions, territories and platform.
Remember that Super Follow allows Twitter users pay a monthly subscription to access exclusive content of your preferred accounts. Last June, the social network had begun to test this option, and to receive registrations from people who met the requirements.
The peculiar fact is that the platform has decided to launch Super Follow only for a handful of accounts in the United States and Canada. But the regional restriction is not the only one, since the function is only available for iOS users; And this applies to both creators and subscribers. Twitter indicated that the support for Android and the web version “will arrive soon”, but without further details.
introducing Super Follows — a paid monthly subscription that supports your favorite people on Twitter AND gets you access to :: puts sunglasses on :: super Tweets
rolling out in US and Canada on iOS only… for now pic.twitter.com/Mb9sgxbw5F
– Super Follows (@SuperFollows) September 1, 2021
If you’re willing to pay to view tweets, Twitter’s ‘Super Follow’ is for you
Another peculiarity of the launch of Super Follow is that its usefulness is also incredibly limited. For now, the chosen accounts will be able to use this monetization alternative only to publish exclusive tweets for subscribers. They will be seen and answered only by followers who pay the monthly fee, of course.
Well then, Twitter’s Super Follow today is made to pay to see tweets. The social network promises that this feature will soon add more options, such as exclusive spaces, newsletters, or the ability to subscribe to an account anonymously.
Creators who see Super Follow activated in their accounts can set their subscription to cost $ 2.99, $ 4.99, or $ 9.99 per month. For now, some of the (few) creators that are part of the program are the sports analyst @ KingJosiah54, the writer @myeshachou, the makeup artist @MakeupForWOC, and the tarot reader @TarotByBronx.
Twitter is confident that, for the time being at least, the public is willing to pay just to see exclusive tweets. We’ll see if the Super Follow agrees with him.