[:en]Twitter’s new ‘Communities’ and ‘Tremendous Follows’ will make it extra like Fb and Patreon[:]
At its core, Twitter hasn’t modified all that a lot previously few years. For probably the most half, individuals use it the identical as they all the time have — a principally public-facing ‘microblogging’ platform. However the firm right now unveiled highlighted a number of upcoming options that might considerably change the way in which individuals work together with each other on the platform, in some ways making it extra versatile — and extra like a few of its rivals.
The bulletins got here as a part of Twitter’s ‘Analyst Day.’ listed here are among the greatest ones.
Communities is actually the Twitter model of Fb Teams. It permits Twitter customers to hubs the place they’ll collect primarily based on widespread pursuits or places, an extension of the corporate’s present topics feature.
Per Twitter, Communites will make it “simpler for individuals to type, uncover, and take part in conversations which can be extra focused to the related communities or geographies they’re all in favour of.” Twitter confirmed off some hypothetical teams round social justice, crops, cats, and browsing.
A litter Patreon, and slightly Twitch, Tremendous Follows permits Twitter customers to, effectively, turn out to be ‘tremendous followers’ of their favourite on-line accounts. A number of the unique perks Twitter is teasing embrace unique content material and newsletters, reductions, supporter badges, and super-followers-only conversations.
It may assist creators monetize their Twitter following, with out asking individuals to depart the platform. The corporate additionally teased some form of tipping characteristic for creators, however didn’t present a lot particulars about how it might work. It did have a $4.99 /month subscription value in a mockup although.
These new options apart, Twitter additionally highlighted a few upcoming options which were making the rounds the previous few months.
As a substitute of eradicating character limits, Revue is a approach for Twitter customers to publish newsletters for his or her audiences — these will be free or be behind a paywall. Lastly, there’ll be a spot for you stick your lengthiest tweetstorms.
The characteristic was technically introduced final month, because it comes after Twitter acquired an organization named, you guessed it, Revue.
This one isn’t completely new for individuals who observe social media intently, but it surely’s basically Twitter’s model of Clubhouse. In different phrases, it’s a spot the place you’ll be able to really speak to individuals utilizing honest-to-goodness audio, though it options dwell AI captions for conversations as effectively.
There’s no phrase on precisely when these options will land, however contemplating a few of them are already being examined publicly, I’d guess sooner somewhat than later.