Twitter announced the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests.
The payment feature, called Super Follows, will allow Twitter users to charge followers and give them access to extra content. That could be bonus tweets, access to a community group, subscription to a newsletter, or a badge indicating your support. This would be very helpful to bloggers and to those who host a podcast as they can provide extra content that is exclusive for a small fee or “access” to the blogger/podcast
In a “pretend” screenshot, Twitter showed an example where a user charges $4.99 per month to receive a series of perks. ( This is JUST AN EXAMPLE) Twitter sees it as a way to let creators and publishers get paid directly by their fans.
Facebook, YouTube, and even GitHub have all launched direct creator payment features. Twitter will presumably take a cut — the company has been hinting at subscriptions features that would offer it a new source of revenue — though it doesn’t appear to have said yet what that fee will be.