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Twitter is bringing Tips to everyone!

Twitter just announced that its tipping feature is now called Tips and is now rolling out to everyone with more payment options to choose from – even crypto.

Twitter Tips - Turning on Tips

People already drop links to their payment profiles in their bios and in their Tweets. Tips makes 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.

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, Tips is here to help you do it.

Twitter Tips will roll out to people on iOS first and then to people on Android over the coming weeks.

How does it work?

You’ll know an account has turned on Tips if you see this icon next to the Follow button on the profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled, and you can select whichever you prefer. The services available so far:

  • Bandcamp
  • Cash App
  • Chipper
  • Patreon
  • Razorpay
  • Wealthsimple Cash
  • Venmo

And today, Twitter is adding some new services to the list: GoFundMe – an online fundraising platform – and PicPay – a Brazilian mobile payments platform.

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.

Twitter Tips - Sending a tip via Cash App

Tipping with Bitcoin over the Lightning Network

In addition to the services currently enabled through Tips, people can now seamlessly tip with Bitcoin using Strike – a payments application built on the Bitcoin Lightning Network that allows people to send and receive Bitcoin. Strike offers instant and free payments globally.

Strike is available to people in El Salvador and the U.S. (excluding Hawaii and New York). People in the eligible markets will have to sign up for a Strike account and add their Strike username to receive Bitcoin tips over the Lightning Network. You can use any Bitcoin Lightning wallet to send tips to someone’s Strike account.

Twitter wants everyone 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.

Twitter Tips - Sending a Bitcoin tip through Strike

Adding your Bitcoin address to Tips

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.

For step-by-step instructions on how to enable your Tips feature and how to send tips, check out Twitter's Help Center.

Source: Twitter's Blog Post by Esther Crawford, Staff Product Manager

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