Instagram is thinking about paid exclusive stories

Instagram is thinking about paid exclusive stories

This content will only be visible to fans who will most likely have to subscribe, modeled on Twitter's Super Follows

(photo: Unsplash) Instagram is also working to offer its users premium content modeled on Twitter. Super Follows from Twitter. The Facebook-owned social network will guarantee its creators the ability to offer Stories visible only to members of a group. Access to these fan clubs is likely to be tied to a paid membership.

Screenshots have been circulating in recent days showing this new feature. Instagram has confirmed this is an internal prototype which is not yet in testing, but has not revealed any other details.

Instagram users posting Exclusive Stories will have the icon marked purple, similarly what happens for stories visible to close friends, with the icon colored green.

When other Instagram users encounter the Exclusive Stories, they will be shown a message saying that "only members" can view this content. You won't be able to take screenshots of these stories, and it looks like they can't be shared as highlights either.

#Instagram is working on stories for fan clubs, exclusive stories visible only to fan club members 👀

ℹ️ It is not possible to take screenshots of exclusive stories.

- Alessandro Paluzzi (@ alex193a) June 21, 2021

This new feature was discovered and disclosed on Twitter by the developer Alessandro Paluzzi who often finds new applications. In his latest revelations about Instagram, however, there are not only exclusive stories. The social network would in fact be concentrating its efforts to give creators different tools to monetize their content on the app, including collectible NFT.

This would confirm what the CEO of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, had anticipated in May , telling The Information that the company was "exploring" subscriptions along with other new features, such as Nft.

Several platforms have already taken steps in the past year to allow creators to monetize their work. Facebook just launched its subscription-based newsletter platform, Bulletin. While Twitter's Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces, in particular, seem to have similarities with the premium Instagram Stories.

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