About Tips and tipping

Tips and tipping


What is Tips?

Tips is a feature that lets you add links to select third-party payment services to your Twitter profile. When you turn on Tips on your profile, people can support you by tapping on your Tips  icon to send you money or Bitcoin off-platform via the third-party payment services and platforms you have added.

Why is Twitter introducing Tips?

People on Twitter already share their Venmo handle and $Cashtag in Tweets. And people are often informed, entertained, and even moved by conversations taking place on the Home timeline and in Twitter Spaces. With Tips, we're creating an easy way to direct people to links to your payment profiles and we’re making it easier to support the people driving the conversation on Twitter – whether you want to support a content creator, help someone fundraise, tip someone who just needs some help or thank someone for making you laugh.

Where is Tips available?

For people on iOS and Android, you’ll see the money icon on the profile pages of people who have set up Tips on their profile. For people on Android, you’ll also find it on their profile while in Twitter Spaces.

Note: Currently Tips is not available on web.

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 to 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.

Who can send and receive Tips and what can I use Tips for?

You must be at least 18 years old to request, receive, or send tips via Tips or anywhere on our platform.

You can tip to show support, show appreciation, help out or reward anyone you want – from emerging creators and journalists to Twitter Spaces hosts and more. Because tipping occurs through third-party payment services, you must also ensure that your tips comply with the terms and policies of those services.

Please see our General Tipping policy to learn more about who can request or give tips and for what. Our General Tipping policy applies to all tipping on Twitter, whether via our Tips feature or otherwise.

Sending someone a tip does not entitle you to any premium or exclusive content from them, nor does it replace purchasing a Subscription. To find out more about Subscriptions, please see our Subscriptions policy

If I send a Tip, what percentage will the person receive?

Tips in the form of money and Bitcoin are sent off Twitter 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 Tips  icon if they have toggled the feature on and added their usernames from third-party payment processors. On both iOS and Android you will find the Tips feature 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. 

When you tap 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 and activity on that service will be subject to the third-party payment service’s terms.

When you send Bitcoin through Strike, you’ll be able to switch between seeing the currency in Satoshi (Sats) or BTC.

Through Tips, you'll also be able to copy someone's Bitcoin or Ethereum address and paste their address into whatever wallet you use.

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, 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.

How do I choose a payment provider for tipping?

When you set up, or add additional third-party service(s) to, through your Tips settings, you may only choose from the select third-party service(s) listed in your Tips settings. Twitter reserves the right, in our discretion, to add, modify, or remove the specific third-party service(s) (in any given country) that are available to link to Tips.

Is there a dollar limit on how much you can 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.

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