Twitter is giving a chance to its users to earn money from tweets via a new feature called the Tip Jar. As the name suggests, Tip Jar is a way for members to show support and appreciation by leaving a tip but it’s not a way to earn a living.
“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”, Twitter announced.
“This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money.”
How it works?
The Tip Jar icon will appear near the follow button, according to Twitter. Here’s how the micro-blogging site explained it:
“You’ll know an account’s Tip Jar is enabled if you see a Tip Jar icon next to the Follow button on their profile page. Tap the icon, and you’ll see a list of payment services or platforms that the account has enabled.”
“Select whichever payment service or platform you prefer and you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app where you can show your support in the amount you choose. The services* you can add today include Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo. Twitter takes no cut. On Android, tips can also be sent within Spaces.”
Who is eligible to use Tip Jar?
Currently, only members who use Twitter in English can use the Tip Jar. Moreover, the intended group that will be first to make money via Twitter Tip Jar are journalists, non-profits, “experts” and creators.
By “creators,” Twitter means those users who create videos or other forms of communication, learning, and news. This allows Twitter to compete with YouTube and Facebook.
How to Show a Twitter Tip Jar?
So, as mentioned earlier, Twitter is enabling the Tip JAR feature for select members who tweet in English. In order to check if it is activated, visit your Twitter profile and click the “Edit Profile” button. On the next page, scroll down to enable the Tip Jar feature. Then, fill out a few more fields for payment information.