Twitter Testing Tip Jar Feature Globally On iOS And Android
The micro-blogging site Twitter started rolling out new Tip Jar features on iOS and Android apps, where users can send money directly to their favourite accounts with substantial followers.
To use the tip jar, simply tap on the freshly added dollar bill icon next to someone’s username when viewing their profile on one of Twitter’s mobile apps.
show your love, leave a tip
now testing Tip Jar, a new way to give and receive money on Twitter 💸
more coming soon… pic.twitter.com/7vyCzlRIFc— Twitter (@Twitter) May 6, 2021
The test is currently open to a select group of verified accounts belonging to creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofit organizations globally. The micro-blogging platform is using those services’ external payment processors for transactions.
“Now you can do more to support the many amazing voices who add to the conversation on Twitter –– send them tips,” Twitter Support said in a tweet on Friday.
“You can send someone a tip through several payment services by tapping the new Tip Jar icon on their profile, testing on Android and iOS,” it added.
“We’re updating our tipping prompt and Help Center to make it clearer that other apps may share info between people sending/receiving tips, per their terms,” Twitter said.