About Tip Jar

We know that people are often informed, entertained, and even moved by conversations taking place on the Home timeline and in Twitter Spaces. We’re making it easier to support the people leading those conversations.

Tip Jar FAQ


What is Tip Jar?

Anyone who is in the initial test group can add links to select third-party payment services to their main Twitter profile. People can support them by sending them monetary tips via those third-party payment services.
 

Why is Twitter introducing Tip Jar?

Tip Jar allows people to add external links to their third-party payment accounts so others can send them tips directly through those third-party services.
 

Where is Tip Jar available?

For people on iOS and Android, you’ll see the  icon on the profile pages of people in the initial test group. For people on Android, you’ll also find it on their profile while in Twitter Spaces.
 

How do I set up my Tip Jar?

Go to Edit Profile on iOS or Android. Then tap Tip Jar, which is off by default. You will be brought to the Tip Jar settings screen. Toggle Allow tips to on and then choose the third-party service 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 Tip Jar 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 your full name or 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.
 

Who can receive tips?

For now, only initial test group participants can add a Tip Jar to their profile.
 

If I send money, what percentage will the person receive?

Payments are sent via third-party payment services. Twitter will not receive any portion of these payments, but the third-party payment services may charge fees.
 

How do I send someone a tip?

You can tip people using the Tip Jar icon. On both iOS and Android you will find the Tip Jar on the main Twitter profile under the  icon. On Android you will also find the  icon when you tap on the profile of someone inside of Twitter Spaces. Only people who are participants in the initial test group will be able to turn their Tip Jar on.

To send the tip, we will link you off of the Twitter platform to the app or website of the third-party payment service you selected. Your tip will be subject to the third-party payment service’s terms.

You will be able to send tips from your account on the third-party service and recipients will be able to see your username on that service. Information about you, including your full name or 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.
 

What can I use Tip Jar for?

Tip Jar is intended to be used to allow people to support others on Twitter as a form of appreciation or a helping hand, including emerging creators, journalists, Twitter Spaces hosts, and more. Because tipping occurs on third-party payment services, you must also ensure that your tips comply with the terms and policies of those services.

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