Twitter Tip Jars have begun rolling out to some users, which allows users to share methods of sending money to a user on their profile.
Once enabled, a new Tip Jar icon will appear alongside the follow button (on Android tips can be sent within Twitter Spaces). Upon tapping the icon, a list of all the payment services the user has added will be displayed. The current payment services which are supported are: Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, PayPal and Venmo.
Twitter takes no cut of the tips which are sent using the feature and it is a great way to simplify the process for users to collect donations. Previously, this could be done by someone posting a tweet with their PayPal link attached, but this feature aims to make the process much simpler. By moving the process directly to the users profile anyone who would like to send a donation can do so easily without searching for a way.
From today anyone using Twitter in English is able to send a tip to accounts which have the feature enabled. To start with only accounts related to creators, journalists, experts and nonprofits will be able to enable Tip Jars, but Twitter did say the feature will be rolled out to more people over time.