Twitter additionally mentioned it can take a look at new methods to assist users have a safer expertise on the platform, reminiscent of warning when individuals are getting into a “heated” dialog or letting them go away tweet threads.
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 10:01 AM IST
Twitter Inc will enable individuals to tip their favourite content creators with bitcoin and can launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces function, the company mentioned on Thursday.
The San Francisco-based company added it can take a look at new methods to assist users have a safer expertise on Twitter, reminiscent of warning when individuals are getting into a “heated” dialog or letting them go away tweet threads.
The product bulletins are a part of Twitter’s effort to compete with rival platforms like Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube for fashionable content creators with massive followings, and switch round its picture as a web site the place polarized discussions can fester.
Twitter users globally on iOS gadgets can now ship and obtain digital funds, which was beforehand restricted to a small group of testers.
“We believe we can continue to incentivize the types of conversations that people want to see,” mentioned Esther Crawford, product lead for creator monetization at Twitter, in a briefing with reporters.
Twitter mentioned it plans to help authentication for NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, that are digital property reminiscent of pictures or movies that exist on a blockchain.
The function will let individuals monitor and showcase their NFT possession on Twitter, the company mentioned.
In an effort to develop Spaces, Twitter will launch a creator fund to offer monetary, technical, and advertising help to users who host recurring audio programming on Spaces.
Such help will enable extra Spaces hosts to arrange higher conversations and doubtlessly acquire model sponsorship offers, mentioned Andre Jean-Pierre, who served as an early beta-tester for Spaces.
Twitter added it’s exploring the way to enable users to filter out sure phrases they don’t wish to see within the replies to their tweets, which might be used to cease name-calling or abusive speech.