Twitter immediately confirmed earlier reports that it’s testing a brand new Tip Jar characteristic. The brand new addition makes use of quite a lot of totally different fee platforms, together with PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, Money App and Bandcamp (all region-dependent).
“Tip Jar is a simple technique to help the unbelievable voices that make up the dialog on Twitter,” the corporate wrote in a blog post confirming the information. “This can be a first step in our work to create new methods for individuals to obtain and present help on Twitter — with cash.”
At present out there on each iOS and Android, the characteristic is designed to present customers a technique to shortly tip creators with just a few faucets. Tip Jar is starting to roll out to pick out teams of customers, together with nonprofits, journalists, specialists and creators. The corporate has additional plans to roll it out to further teams and languages.
For now, these utilizing Twitter in English will be capable to ship a tip. These profiles which have enabled it would present the Tip Jar icon on their profile web page to the left of the Comply with button. Hitting that may present a listing of the aforementioned third-party cash switch apps. The opt-in characteristic will pop up within the cellular app, letting certified customers select which fee platforms they’ll settle for.
Along with the above, Android customers will be capable to ship cash by way of Twitter’s Clubhouse competitor, Areas. The corporate says it received’t be taking a proportion of these transactions.
The characteristic comes because the service seems to change into a extra well-rounded content-creation platform. Along with the audio characteristic, Areas (which just lately saw a much wider roll out), Twitter has additionally been seeking to tackle the likes of Substack with its own newsletter-style offering.