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Twitter Tips: How to Earn Money From Twitter

Twitter introduces the 'Tip' feature to allow its users to support each other, show appreciation, help out during tough times, and financially support the work(s) of journalists and creators.

Many might know that Twitter allows its users to accept payments through their Twitter profiles. The micro-blogging website introduced a “Tip” feature in May 2021 that lets you support people on Twitter by sending tips for their contributions, content, and work on the platform. This is done through a third-party payment service, with options provided on the person’s account.

The Tip feature was limited but as of September 2021, it was made available for all Twitter users globally. “Good news: Our tipping feature — now called Tips — is rolling out to everyone with more payment options to choose from — even crypto,” Twitter wrote in its blog post.

The micro-blogging website further explained that “Whether you want to tip your favorite account because you adore their commentary, send some love to an emerging comedy creator for their hilarious tweets, help a small business owner through a difficult time, give to an important cause — whatever you want to support (and we know you already have some ideas), Tips is here to help you do it.”

A majority of critics say the Tip feature forms part of Twitter’s attempt at making its platform a more pleasant place for all who use it.

Tipping enables Twitter users to activate a tip jar button on their profile, which then facilitates direct donations from profile visitors in the app. The ‘Tip’ icon is placed right beside the follow button of your Twitter profile page.

You’ll see the money icon on the profile pages of people who have set up Tips.

All Twitter users can receive tips —whether you’re a creator, journalist, expert, or nonprofit organization —as long as your account has the feature enabled.

Twitter gives you multiple payment options to receive tips, depending on service availability in your region. The payment options users can add to receive the Tips include; Bandcamp, Barter, Cash App, Chipper, Patreon, PayPal, Venmo, GoFundMe, PicPay, Crypto (Bitcoin and Ethereum), Razorpay, Paga, Paytm, and Wealthsimple Cash.

How do I set up my Tips?

On iOS or Android, go to Edit Profile. Then tap Tips, which is off by default. You will be required to consent to our General Tipping policy to turn on Tips on your profile.

Once you have agreed to our General Tipping policy, you will be brought to the Tips settings screen. Toggle Allow tips on and then choose the third-party service(s) you’d like to use. Add in your third-party service username(s). You will need to have at least one username entered for your Tips icon to appear on your Twitter profile.

When you add a third-party payment service to your profile, please note that your username on that service will be publicly linked to your Twitter account. Information about you, including, but not limited to, your full name, address, and your tip may be shared with the recipient or others, subject to the terms of the third-party payment service. Please review each service’s terms for more details.

Summary:

  1. Go to your Twitter profile.
  2. Tap on ‘Edit’ profile.
  3. Scroll down and you’ll see ‘Tips’. Tap on it and accept Twitter’s ‘General Tipping policy’ to turn Tips on.
  4. Toggle allow tips on and then choose the third-party payment service(s) you’d like to use.
  5. Add your third-party payment service username. You will need to have at least one username entered for the Tips icon to appear on your Twitter profile. All is set and now you can start getting tips.

How do you send someone a tip?

On both iOS and Android, you will find the Tips feature [appears with a money icon] on the main Twitter profile next to the follow button. On Android, you will also find the icon when you tap on the profile of someone inside Twitter Spaces.

When you tap the money icon [which is the tip feature], you will be provided with payment services to choose from to send your tip. Twitter does not impose limits on the amount you can tip; however, third-party payment platforms, subject to their terms of service, may impose limits on the amount you can tip.

When you send Bitcoin through Strike, you’ll be able to switch between seeing the currency in Satoshi (Sats) or BTC. You’ll also be able to copy someone’s Bitcoin or Ethereum address and paste their address into whatever wallet you use.

Twitter says with the Tip feature, users will be able to support each other, show appreciation, help out during tough times, and financially support the work of journalists and creators.

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