Twitter has begun to dispense its new Tip Jar feature on the iOS and Android apps. This feature will let you send money or tip your favourite Twitter accounts.
In order to make use of the Tip Jar facility, one can tap on the dollar bill icon, added recently, next to the account holder’s username on your iOS or Android mobile app. The Tip Jar feature can also be switched off by the users using the toggle button if they don’t want them to be sent cash by anyone. At the same time, Android users can send money to twitter spaces as well.
The Tip Jar feature can be made using the available payment options such as PayPal, Patreon, Bandcamp, Venmo and Cash App. Twitter uses external payment processors for transactions for the above-mentioned payment methods. The Tip Jar facility is available today to English-speaking Twitter users and can be availed to the few groups or peoples like creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits.
Twitter has added this feature as part of its app to put an end to certain twitter threads by the users seeking funds through Patreon.
At present, you can send tips to your favourite Twitter handlers by navigating through their profiles.
The feature, however, seems to have some security threats like sending tips through PayPal. The recipient can view the address of a sender on the receipt. The issue has been spotted and tweeted by one of the users. The Twitter team acknowledged the issue, tweeting that it was “updating our tipping prompt and Help Center to make it clearer that other apps may share info between people sending/receiving tips, per their terms.”
Twitter may soon come up with the solution to the pertaining issue addressed by the user. In addition to this, Twitter has also assured of further additional features to be launched soon.