Twitter launches “super follows” and “ticketed spaces” to let users monetize content

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Twitter launched two new features on Tuesday – Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows – that allow select users to monetise audience support by charging money from others on the platform for access to their special content.

Ticketed Spaces, the company said, can help users earn money from exclusive live audio experiences in Twitter Spaces.

According to the social media giant, the Super Follows feature, first announced in February, helps select users earn monthly revenue from any special “extra level” of content and “interaction as a monthly subscription.”

“Starting today, you can apply to be one of the first to try Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows with your audience,” Twitter noted in a company blogpost on Tuesday.

The microblogging platform said the features are currently available only for “US creators,” and to apply for Super Follows, they must have at least 10,000 followers and have tweeted “at least 25 times in the past 30 days,” among other eligibility criteria.

Those applying for Ticketed Spaces, the company said, are required to have at least 1,000 followers, have run at least three spaces in the last month, as well as a list of other eligibility requirements.

Currently, Twitter said users can earn up to 97 per cent of the revenue from Spaces ticket purchases and Super Follows subscriptions, with the platform taking only a 3 per cent cut for earnings till $50,000.

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