We all know that Social Media platforms are in continuous development, and most of them started adding a way to monetize your account. This year is Twitter’s turn to bring big changes. This platform has evolved a lot since its release on the 15th of June 2006. If its first purpose was to allow users to share short status updates with groups of friends by sending one text message to a single number (“40404”), nowadays Twitter has become one of the most used Social Media platforms.
Source of Breaking News and Information
In 2016, Twitter’s notoriety exploded with the election of Donald Trump, who was outspoken on Twitter throughout his campaign and has often tweeted policy decisions or other announcements during his administration. Since then, Twitter has become a source of breaking news and information.
Fleets – Sharing In The Moment Thoughts
In November 2020, Twitter launched Fleets which is a feature just for Android and iOs. A Fleet may contain photos, GIFs, Stickers, videos, links, or text. Fleets are public and available for 24 hours when they disappear. As an author, you can see who viewed your Fleets, including accounts with protected Tweets, by clicking into your Fleets and tapping on the Seen By text at the bottom.
Let’s Hear Each Other on Spaces
In 2020, Twitter launched Spaces. It was in the testing phase until May 2021, when this feature became public and available to everyone. This feature is focused on audio chat in user-created rooms. As the host of the session, you are in total control as you choose the topic, people to speak, and vibe. Once you go live on Spaces, your followers will be able to see your “space” highlighted in purple in their Twitter feed. One thing to mention – to use this feature, your account must be 600+ followers.
Monetize Your Twitter with Tip Jar
In 2021, Twitter comes out with good news – a service that will support creators, called Tip Jar. Any user who activates this option will be able to receive money from his fans or supporters on Paypal, Cash App, Patreon, and Venmo. Twitter does not charge commissions from the amounts received, so whatever you do here it’s 100% yours. Right now, this feature is in the testing phase, and it’s available for a a few people – creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits using the English version of the mobile app.