Social media giant, Twitter is launching a new ‘Tip Jar’ feature, which will allow users to send and receive money on the platform through payment services.
It says it has noticed users often share links to payment methods for people to support their work or ask for a little extra help and that this latest feature is meant to make this process easier.
You will know an account’s Tip Jar is enabled if you see a Tip Jar icon next to the follow button on their profile page. Once you tap on the icon, you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled.
Once you select a payment service, you’ll be redirected to the selected app and can then enter a payment amount. The services that are currently supported include PayPal, Patreon, Venmo and Cash App. It’s worth noting that Venmo and Cash App are not available in Canada.
A limited group of people who use Twitter in English are currently able to add a Tip Jar to their profile. This group includes creators, journalists, experts and nonprofits. Twitter notes that more people will be able to add a Tip Jar to their profile soon.
Twitter continued: “Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter. This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.”
Everyone using Twitter in English can start sending tips on Twitter for iOS and Android today.