Twitter, a very popular social media platform has officially come up with a new feature where it allows people to tip others for various tweets. This feature called the name “Tip Jar”. This feature will be available to select users on a global level on Android and iPhone versions of the app. Everyone using the platform in English can send tips, although Twitter has added to the fact that it will soon proliferate this service in more languages too. Payment services that are supported include Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo. . Users can then choose to pay through those options. On Android devices, payments can be sent through Spaces. Twitter takes no cut of the payments.
Twitter says it will not make any cuts for any tips that users receive on the platform. On Android, tips can also be sent within Spaces, which is Twitter’s live-audio chat feature. According to Twitter, it says, “since users can drive the conversation on Twitter, the company wants to make it easier for them to support each other beyond Follows, Retweets, and Likes, and that’s why they are introducing Tip Jar. This is the first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.” Twitter adds that select creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits will see the Tip Jar on their profile, and it will soon give this capability to more users.
How to use and send a tip to someone’s profile?
- The Tip Jar feature is rolling out to select accounts. You will see the Tip Jar icon next to the follow button on someone’s profile page.
- When you tap the icon, you will see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled.
- Select whichever payment service or platform is preferred.
- Click on the link that will take the user to the selected app, where they can pay the preferred tip account.