A bunch of Twitter accounts now have a Tip Jar, a new feature from Twitter that will allow users to earn through tips sent by followers.
Tip Jar is only currently available to select groups of users including creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits. It will also be available to only those who use Twitter in English.
“Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter. This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money,” Twitter said in a blog post.
Tip Jar is available on Android and iOS, to tip a tweep, press on the cash ‘Tip Jar’ icon next to the follow button on their profile then choose among the list of payment options to send a tip.
— Wa Kimani (@mssheilakimani) May 7, 2021
Twitter currently offers Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo as the payment options. Once you select any of these options, you will be redirected to the app’s page to complete your payment.
How to Enable Tip Jar on Your Profile
The Twitter user will receive all the funds as Twitter says they won’t take any cuts. To enable the Tip Jar option, head over to ‘Edit Profile’ section, select Tip Jar and turn it on. Then add your payment details so you can receive the tips.
On Android, Twitter users will be able to enable Tip Jar on Spaces as well.