Twitter's testing a new tab that shows tweets from people you Super Follow

Twitter (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Twitter is testing a new feature that will put tweets from Super Follows into a new tab.
  • Super Follows will be kept separate so you never miss a special tweet again.

Twitter is testing a new feature that will put tweets from people you Super Follow into a special tab, keeping them separate from normal tweets from other people.

Spotted by developer Nima Owji, the move will put a new tab on a Twitter user's profile page.

See more

Super Follows is a new feature that will allow people to offer special, limited-access content to people who pay them a fee via Twitter. This new tab is where that content will live and will only be visible to people who pay to be a Super Follower.

Twitter hasn't confirmed when Super Follow will become available but it announced it back in February. Super Follows will be priced at $4.99 and we still don't know how popular the feature will be for both content creators and followers alike.

It's very likely that features like Super Follow will only be available to people who use the official Twitter app — an app that few would say is the best iPhone app for reading tweets. Hopefully the app will continue to improve to the point where it's a viable option for those of us who have spent the last ten years using apps like Tweetbot and Twitteriffic.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.