Twitter has launched a new “tip jar” feature which will allow people to send money to others on the site.
To begin with, only a select group of people will be able to receive tips, including journalists, experts and content creators.
The social media giant says the feature is “an easy way to support the incredible voices that make up the conversation”.
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
The tip jar function will add a small icon next to a user’s profile with a drop-down menu for payment providers such as PayPal and Venmo.
However, the feature has come under fire for exposing personal information, such as email addresses.
Because the payment is made through external systems, some users have noticed that tipping a PayPal account … Read more