Starting today (7th May 2021), everyone using Twitter in English can send tips to applicable accounts on Twitter for iOS and Android.
For now, a limited group of people around the world who use Twitter in English can add Tip Jar to their profile and accept tips. This group includes creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits.
Soon, more people will be able to add Tip Jar to their profile and we’ll expand to more languages.
How is the money transferred?
The payment is facilitated by platforms such as Bandcamp, Patreon, PayPal, Cash App and Venmo. Twitter will take no cut of the transaction, they said in a blog post announcing the new tool.
“Tip Jar is an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation on Twitter,” they wrote. “This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter — with money.”
How do I add a Twitter tip jar?
Those with access to the new feature can add it to their account via their “edit profile” section, by toggling on the “tip jar” function. Users must be signed up with one of the supported payment platforms to add the widget.