Twitter has today announced they are bringing the tipping feature dubbed ‘Tips’ to everyone with more payment options to choose from – even crypto.
“People already drop links to their payment profiles in their bios and in their Tweets. Tips make this easier to do, offering one fixed spot, right on your profile, where you can link to your Cash App, Patreon, Venmo, and other platforms where people can support you.” Twitter said in a statement.
“Whether you want to tip your favorite account because you adore their commentary, send some love to an emerging comedy creator for their hilarious Tweets, help a small business owner through a difficult time, give to an important cause — whatever you want to support (and we know you already have some ideas), Tips is here to help you do it.”
The feature will first roll out to people on iOS first after which the popular microblogging platform will then bring Tips to people on Android over the coming weeks.
How does Tips work?
Anyone who has turned on Tips will have an icon next to the Follow button on the profile page. You can then tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the user has enabled, and you can select whichever you prefer.
The services available so far include:-
- Cash App
- Wealthsimple Cash
Once you tap the service you want to use, you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app to send funds. Twitter takes no cut.
Adding your Bitcoin address to Tips
“We want everyone on Twitter to have access to pathways to get paid. Digital currencies that encourage more people to participate in the economy and help people send each other money across borders and with as little friction as possible – help us get there.” Twitter states.
When you enable Tips on your profile, you can now also add your Bitcoin address. People can copy your address and paste it into a Bitcoin wallet of their choice to send you a payment directly.