Twitter, via a blog post announced the addition of a new feature -Tip Jar – to the social app. Tip Jar will make it easy for twitter users to support and send money to their favorite creators on the platform.
Esther Crawford, Senior Product Manager at Twitter said, “We $ee you – sharing your PayPal link after your Tweet goes viral, adding your $Cashtag to your profile so people can support your work, dropping your Venmo handle on your birthday or if you just need some extra help. You drive the conversation on Twitter and we want to make it easier for you to support each other beyond Follows, Retweets, and Likes. Today, we’re introducing Tip Jar – a new way for people to send and receive tips.“
To help users receive payment, the feature will utilizes a couple of payment platforms, including PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Cash App and Bandcamp. The payment platforms available to use will depend on your location, though.
Twitter has began rolling out Tip Jar to select groups of users, including creators, journalists, nonprofits, and experts. However, Twitter plans to roll the feature out to additional groups in the coming months. So, don’t panic just yet if you can’t access the feature.
Furthermore, it is currently available to users with IOS and Android devices.
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To send funds to a user, simply go to the user’s profile page, then click on the “Tip Jar” icon – its right next to the notification and follow icon – and select your preferred payment option; Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo – depending on which is available to you.
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In addition, Android users can also send money through the Twitter Spaces. Twitter says it will not take a percentage of the transactions done on Twitter Spaces.