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Twitter rolls out tipping feature for android users

Now, you can ‘tip’ your favorite Twitter account. (Source: AFP)

WASHINGTON: Twitter is introducing its tipping feature on Android devices that will allow users, above the age of 18, to send money to the content creators of their choice.

However, this is not a new feature and the company introduced its Tip Jar functionality for iOS devices earlier this year.

The feature allows users including creators and journalists to monetize their tweets in the form of tips. Creators will be share links to their Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, Paypal, and Venmo accounts and in turn, will be able to receive tips from their followers.


Users will be able to add the Tips icon to their profile from the Edit Profile button. As of now, only a limited group of creators, journalists, and nonprofits were receiving the feature.

“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,” said the company about this new feature.

Twitter had introduced the Tip Jar feature in May earlier this year and in September, it released it for all iOS users over the age of 18. The company is now said to be working on the ability to allow users to receive tips in Bitcoin through the tip jar feature.

Twitter recently confirmed that it will now offer full-sized images on its platform. The update will get rid of the auto-cropping algorithm on its Android and iOS apps, which will allow users to view images in their entirety, on their timeline.

This means while posting images on the platform, users will be able to see an accurate preview of the same, without any formatting. The company describes the full-size preview window by stating “what you see is what you get”.

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