Tip Jar: Twitter makes in-app tipping official.


Twitter has finally unveiled its long-rumoured in-app tipping feature.

According to the company, some users can add a “tip jar” to their profile so that other users can pay them without leaving the app.

For the time being, Twitter says the feature will be available to “a limited group of people around the world who use Twitter in English,” such as creators, journalists, nonprofits, and other influential users.

Tip Jar users can link their accounts to Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal, and Venmo. Those who visit their iOS profile will then send them money (Android users will only have access to tipping via Spaces for now).

Back in March, an early version of the feature was spotted. Ilya Brown, Twitter’s VP of Product, previously told Engadget that the company was considering integrating tipping into its service because many users already drop their Venmo or cash App handles.

Separately, Twitter is developing several other features to assist creators in making money on its platform. Earlier this week, the company announced that some people would sell tickets to Spaces, the company’s audio-only chatroom feature.

Twitter is also developing “super follows,” a feature that would allow users to monetize their tweets and provide exclusive content, as well as a subscription service that would remove paywalls from publications on the platform.

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