At its core, Twitter hasn’t modified all that a lot up to now few years. For probably the most half, folks use it the identical as they all the time have — a principally public-facing ‘microblogging’ platform. However the firm immediately unveiled highlighted a number of upcoming options that would considerably change the best way folks work together with each other on the platform, in some ways making it extra versatile — and extra like a few of its opponents.
The bulletins got here as a part of Twitter’s ‘Analyst Day.’ listed here are a number of the largest ones.
Communities is basically the Twitter model of Fb Teams. It permits Twitter customers to hubs the place they’ll collect based mostly on frequent pursuits or areas, an extension of the corporate’s present subjects characteristic.
Per Twitter, Communites will make it “simpler for folks to type, uncover, and take part in conversations which can be extra focused to the related communities or geographies they’re inquisitive about.” Twitter confirmed off some hypothetical teams round social justice, crops, cats, and browsing.
A litter Patreon, and just a little Twitch, Tremendous Follows permits Twitter customers to, properly, grow to be ‘tremendous followers’ of their favourite on-line accounts. Among 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 folks to depart the platform. The corporate additionally teased some sort 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 an alternative of eradicating character limits, Revue is a means for Twitter customers to publish newsletters for his or her audiences — these might 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 comply with social media carefully, however it’s primarily Twitter’s model of Clubhouse. In different phrases, it’s a spot the place you possibly can really speak to folks utilizing honest-to-goodness audio, though it options stay AI captions for conversations as properly.
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 reasonably than later.