Twitter Unveil New “Super follow” Feature

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

27 Feb 2021

Twitter has announced plans for a new “super follow” feature which will enable account holders to charge for exclusive additional content. 

This could be in the shape of extra tweets, joining a community group or receiving a newsletter, the firm said.

Twitter unveiled its plans at a virtual event held for investors. 2021 has been the year of evolution for Twitter with the platform announcing quite a few significant changes to the way in which people can use it.

It launched its fleets feature, a carbon copy of Snapchat stories and it is also currently trialling live audio discussion service – which has proved popular on a new rival, the audio-only social network Clubhouse.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said: “Why don’t we start with why folks don’t believe in us.It comes down to three critiques: we’re slow, we’re not innovative, and we’re not trusted.”

A spokesman for Twitter said Super Follow was due to be launched this year.