Twitter Inc mentioned on Monday it is going to introduce a brand new characteristic to let customers cost admission to their dwell audio chat rooms in its “Areas” characteristic, because the social media firm seeks to court docket extra content material creators.
Till now, just some customers who had been a part of Twitter’s pilot testing had been in a position to host their very own Area. Beginning on Monday, any person with not less than 600 followers is usually a host, the corporate added.
Twitter launched Areas final 12 months to compete with viral app Clubhouse, which jump-started the audio chat pattern and attracted celebrities and entrepreneurs, however stays restricted as an invite-only app.
Over the approaching months, Twitter mentioned a restricted group of customers will be capable of promote tickets to entry their Areas conversations, and can decide their very own pricing and what number of tickets to make obtainable. Hosts will hold the vast majority of the income, whereas Twitter will earn a “small quantity,” the corporate added.
The transfer is a part of Twitter’s effort to be a much bigger participant within the “creator economic system,” as influencers and impartial writers are more and more incomes cash from their content material on platforms like YouTube or Substack.
Fb final month introduced its personal plans for audio chat options, and in addition mentioned it could permit listeners to tip hosts.
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