Twitter Introduces Tip Jar, Feature That Allows Users to Send, Receive Money


Twitter has introduced Tip Jar, a new feature that makes it easy for users to send money to their favorite creators on the micro-blogging service.

“This is the first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter — with money,” the company said in a blog post.

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Users will be able to connect their Twitter accounts with Tip Jar to Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, or Venmo. Twitter will take no cut of money sent through the feature.

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According to the company’s statement in a blog post, Twitter users will see an account’s Tip Jar icon next to the Follow button on their profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled.

Users are to select whichever payment service or platform they prefer and they will be taken off Twitter to the selected app where they can show their support in the amount they choose.

“Those who use Twitter in English on iOS and Android will be able to start sending money through Tip Jar on Thursday. Certain users will be able to add Tip Jar to their profiles to begin collecting tips. This includes creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits,” Twitter said.

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The new feature comes as part of a broader effort by the company to build more features at a faster clip in a push to grow Twitter’s user base to 315 million daily active users by the end of 2023.

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Recently, the company also announced the launch of Spaces, a feature that allows users to join virtual rooms where they can engage in real-time audio conversations with others.

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