Twitter has initiated the next level of its creator payment program. The platform has come up with a new live test of a “Tip Jar” feature on some selected user profiles. This feature will help users to collect money directly from their audiences.
The new feature – “Tip Jar” can be accessed through the cash icon present at the top of the selected user profiles. This will help audiences to support their efforts by giving some payment.
We see you – sharing your PayPal link after your Tweet goes viral, adding your $Cashtag to your profile so people can support your work, dropping your Venmo handle on your birthday or if you just need some extra help. You drive the conversation on Twitter and we want to make it easier for you to support each other beyond Follows, Retweets, and Likes. Today, we’re introducing Tip Jar – a new way for people to send and receive tips.
At present, the “Tip Jar” is in test mode. Therefore, not all users will be able to use this feature. However, users using Twitter in English will be able to donate the money through both Android and iOS.
Selected user profiles are from content creators niche, journalists, experts, and some non-profit organization.
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
As for now, following are the gateways that are available:
- Cash App
Currently, Twitter is taking no commission from the amount of the donations.
Giving more monetization options is the main focus of Twitter’s growth strategy. This strategy will keep their users more active on the platform. Apart from this, Twitter wants a strong trust relationship as well with its audience.
If the “Tip Jar” feature works out then this could be a valuable feature for Twitter. This could be a strong stream for the users to generate some revenue. Apart from this, Twitter will be able to have a strong presence over the globe.