Twitter’s Engaged on Tweet Awards, One other Creator Monetization Choice
After including tipping together with its Super Follow and different subscription options, Twitter now seems to be engaged on a new ‘Awards’ option for tweets, which might doubtlessly present one other manner for creators to generate revenue from their on-platform efforts.
As you’ll be able to see on this picture, shared by reverse engineering knowledgeable Jane Manchun Wong, the brand new award possibility seems as a present icon within the decrease tweet operate bar. There’s additionally a microphone icon earlier than Wong’s consumer title on this instance, which seems to be related with Tremendous Follows, although what it truly means will not be clear as but.
Awards appears to be like much like Fb’s virtual gifts, that are purchasable with Stars, its in-app forex to donate to creators, whereas YouTube additionally has its personal ‘Super Stickers’ choice to facilitate the identical. TikTok additionally has live gifts.
Awards on Twitter would seemingly serve the identical function as these instruments, in offering one other, extra partaking option to donate to creators, which might assist to get the eye of your favourite customers, or simply assist them for his or her efforts. However relatively than donating, you’d be capable of allocate an award or reward based mostly on every particular person tweet – which may very well be nice if a tweet of yours goes viral, offering a way to immediate extra particular response.
We requested Twitter in regards to the check, and it offered this assertion:
“We’re at all times trying into new methods for individuals to interact with others on Twitter and don’t have additional info to share at the moment.”
So not a lot to go on, however based mostly on Wong’s historical past of discoveries that then make their manner into the dwell surroundings, it may very well be coming a while quickly.