Twitter has expanded the possibility to charge for content. The company has earlier said its audio chat Spaces will offer chat hosts and developers to get paid for their contributions and now the company has announced what it calls Tip Jar, a new way to send and receive tips. Twitter says it will take no cut.
Social chat app Clubhouse and Facebook’s chat rooms have earlier announced they are introducing payment systems for developers and chat hosts to get paid.
“This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money, Twitter said in a blog post.
“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.”
Everyone using Twitter in English can send tips to applicable accounts on Twitter for iOS and Android
Users can activate the Tip Jar and if followers see the Jar icon next to the Follow button. Tapping on the icon shows a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled. When klicking on the preferred payment system, users are taken from Twitter and the payment is made at the payment system’s site.