To start, only a limited group will see the option to add Tips to their profile. This group includes creators, journalists, public figures, experts, and community leaders. It is the first of several upcoming ways for creators to monetise their content and earn money from their biggest supporters. Everyone can send tips to applicable accounts on Twitter for iOS and Android via third-party payment services.
Turning on Tips adds an icon next to the Follow button on your profile page, allowing you to link to an existing account with the following payment providers: PayPal, Cash App, Patreon, Bandcamp, Venmo, and now, Razorpay. By integrating Razorpay, we are hoping to provide people in India with a simple and secure way to send money as a token of appreciation or as a gift. Tips is available in multiple Indian languages including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil.
With Tips, you can select whichever payment service you prefer and you’ll be taken off Twitter to the selected app where you can show your support in the amount they choose. Twitter takes no cut.
Through Razorpay’s interface, you will be able to support individuals and organisations across India via multiple modes of payment including UPI, credit and debit cards, net banking, wallets and more. We’re also working to add more payment providers to the feature around the world.
On iOS and Android, Tips lives as an icon on your Twitter profiles. On Android only, it is also accessible within Spaces. It is an easy way, and a first step towards creating new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter – with money. Soon, more people will be able to add it to their profile in India and across the world.
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