Twitter launches Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces
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Twitter users in the US can apply to try Twitter’s new features Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows, which open up opportunities for creators like musicians to earn money on the platform.
Twitter has called for applications to try out its new Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows features. US users can apply now to be part of the small test group, testing out the new products with their audiences and giving feedback before the main rollout.
What are the new features? Super Follows let Twitter creators generate monthly revenue by putting up a payroll with exclusive content accessible only to paying followers. Ticketed Spaces meanwhile let lets hosts charge for a ticket for access to an exclusive live audio room – monetizing Spaces, its Clubhouse competitor.
Twitter said the new tools are aimed at helping creators on the platform make more money. For musicians and producers who use the platform to connect with their fans, this offers another source of revenue.
Ticketed Spaces are more exclusive versions of Twitter’s free Clubhouse competitor Spaces. Creators can invite however many people they wish to their Ticketed Space, making the setting as inclusive or as intimate as desired. Home Timeline shares and in-app and push notifications can remind attendees about the Space.
Super Followers are about connecting with the most dedicated Twitter followers – for artists, their top fans – by offering bonus content and exclusive fan interactions. This sounds much like Patreon.
Super Follows subscription fees are $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 a month, while Ticketed Spaces hosts can charge $1 to $999 a ticket. Creators can earn up to 97% of revenue from the two features, with Twitter not touching the 3% until creators exceed $50,000 in earnings from both. Twitter’s cut would then go up to 20%.
Digital Music News pointed out that Twitter’s cut comes after in-app purchases and after Apple and Google have taken their 30% share, making the Super Follows feature less profitable for creators like musicians than platforms like Patreon, which only takes a 5-12% cut.
To use Ticketed Spaces creators must be over 18, have at least 1,000 followers and previously hosted three Spaces; to access Super Follows creators must be 18 and over with over 10,000 followers and have tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days. Applications for Twitter’s new features are mobile-only and separate for both products, accessible through the sidebar on the Twitter app under “Monetization.”