Get prepared to “tip” your preferred people on Twitter. On Thursday, Twitter announced that it has started rolling out Tip Jar, which lets people send cash to their favorite users. It’s now no longer available to everyone yet.
According to Twitter, its presently rolling out to a limited group of “creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits.” However, every person using Twitter in English can send guidelines to eligible accounts.
Users will understand the feature is available to them after they receive this prompt, as Mashable’s Tim Marcin has already seen.
show your love, leave a tip
now testing Tip Jar, a new way to give and receive money on Twitter 💸
more coming soon… pic.twitter.com/7vyCzlRIFc
— Twitter (@Twitter) May 6, 2021
Once a consumer activates Tip Jar on their account, they’ll be capable of joining it to famous payment platforms including Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, and Bandcamp.
A user seeking to send a tip will click on one of these services and be taken to the chosen app to make their payment. Android clients also can send guidelines via Tip Jar inside Twitter spaces audio chats.
it’s OVER NOW,,,,, y’all better PAY UP pic.twitter.com/WceiIMOsBO
— Tim Marcin (@TimMarcin) May 6, 2021
Twitter says it does now no longer take a cut, which makes the experience as the transactions aren’t going via the company.
While Twitter has allowed massive publishing companies to make cash from video content material via ads, that is the first time it has permitted regular users to monetize their content material.
Other social media platforms like YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook have lengthy allowed many users to monetize their content material if they hit positive viewership or subscriber goals.