Online social media platform Twitter has announced a new money-making venture, planning to offer a "paid option" to users willing to pony up some extra cash in order to become a "Super Follower."
The company says that the new option will allow "users [to] charge for extra, exclusive material not shown to their regular followers." That material could be videos, newsletters, or other offers.
If a user desires the option, they have to pay a set subscription amount per month. There is also talk of allowing users to "tip" accounts that they particularly enjoy.
"Exploring audience funding opportunities like Super Follows will allow creators and publishers to be directly supported by their audience and will incentivize them to continue creating content that their audience loves," Twitter said.
During the presentation to investors, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that his company is focused on fixing the three critiques people have of their platform: "we're slow, we're not innovative, and we're not trusted."