Twitter introduces Tip Jar for supporting your favorite accounts
Twitter on Thursday introduced "Tip Jar," a feature that allows users to send and receive monetary support on the platform.
What they're saying: "Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter," the company said. "This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money."
How it works: Starting Thursday, people who use Twitter in English will be able to send tips on iOs and Android.
- An account's Tip Jar is enabled if its profile page shows the Tip Jar icon next to the "Follow" button.
- Once you've tapped the icon, you'll be able to choose your preferred payment platform: Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo.
The big picture: Right now, Twitter is only allowing a select group of people to add Tip Jar to their profile, including creators, journalists, experts and nonprofits.
- The company said it plans to expand the group and launch Tip Jar in more languages in the future.