All iOS users can now Super Follow on Twitter


Twitter is allowing all iOS users to Super Follow select creators. The feature, first released in September and only available in the US and Canada, allows users to monetize their Twitter account and create exclusive content through monthly subscriptions. Within the first two weeks, subscribers had contributed around $6,000, according to SensorTower. Users interested in Super Follows have to meet the minimum requirements, according to the Super Follows policy. They have to be 18 or older, have at least 10,000 followers, have tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days. Once accepted, they have to tweet a minimum of 25 tweets every 30 days. Users are eligible to earn up to 97 percent of revenue from their Super Follows subscription after in-app purchase fees, with Twitter taking three per cent. Super Followers are supposed to have access to bonus content and get badges to be easily recognised. Twitter says it plans to include Android and web users in the future as it expands Super Follows.

Instagram rolls out its link stickers to everyone

Instagram’s link stickers, which let you include hyperlinks in Stories in the form of stickers, will now be available to everyone on the platform, the Facebook-owned social media network has announced. Instagram started testing link stickers in June, but until now the feature has been limited to verified accounts or accounts with a large number of followers. According to the social network, link stickers are useful for anyone from businesses linking out to their products to activists linking out to external resources. But Instagram concedes that anyone can benefit from link sharing to engage with their followers. It also says that accounts repeatedly sharing misinformation or hate speech will lose access. When it announced the link stickers feature in June, Instagram stressed that they’re only meant for Stories posts and said it had no plans to bring them to the main Instagram feed or other parts of the app. That remains the status quo today. The link stickers feature has now entirely replaced “swipe up,” which was how Instagram users could previously link out to external webpages from their Stories, and which the platform discontinued in August.