Twitter’s Engaged on Tweet Awards, One other Creator Monetization Possibility
Twitter is engaged on Tweet Awards pic.twitter.com/4b8MSeIWNh
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) March 11, 2022
As you’ll be able to see on this picture, shared by reverse engineering professional Jane Manchun Wong, the brand new award possibility seems as a present icon within the decrease tweet operate bar. There’s additionally a microphone icon earlier than Wong’s consumer title on this instance, which seems to be related with Tremendous Follows, although what it truly means isn’t clear as but.
Awards seems just like Fb’s digital presents, that are purchasable with Stars, its in-app forex to donate to creators, whereas YouTube additionally has its personal ‘Tremendous Stickers’ choice to facilitate the identical. TikTok additionally has dwell presents, whereas Reddit additionally has numerous gifting choices.
Awards on Twitter would probably serve the identical objective as these instruments, in offering one other, extra partaking technique to donate to creators, which might assist to get the eye of your favourite customers, or simply help them for his or her efforts. However moderately than donating, you’d have the ability to allocate an award or present based mostly on every particular person tweet – which could possibly be nice if a tweet of yours goes viral, offering a method to immediate extra particular response.
We requested Twitter concerning the check, and it supplied this assertion:
“We’re at all times trying into new methods for individuals to have interaction with others on Twitter and don’t have additional info to share at the moment.”
So not a lot to go on, however based mostly on Wong’s historical past of discoveries that then make their method into the dwell atmosphere, it could possibly be coming a while quickly.