After allowing users to tip content creators with Bitcoin, Twitter now supports tipping with Ethereum.


Last year, Twitter introduced a feature called "Tips" that lets users tip their favorite creators with Bitcoin. Now, Twitter announced that they would be supporting Ethereum as a payment method.

According to the official Twitter support account, users can now add their Barter by Flutterwave, Paga, and Paytm Ethereum wallets to utilize the tipping feature.

"Have you set up Tips on your profile yet so it's easy for people to show their support? Yes: Cool, we've added Paga, Barter by Flutterwave, Paytm, and the option to add your Ethereum address," Twitter Support tweeted.

To receive Ethereum tips, users need to create an Ethereum address on their profile. For people on iOS and Android, you'll see the money icon next to the profile page of people who have set up tips.

When it comes to Bitcoin, the Lightning Network can be used to send tips. However, the tipping feature, both with Bitcoin and Ethereum, is only available for Android and iOS devices. Additionally, Twitter noted that the company would not take a chunk from the tips. Everything goes to the users.

Although support for Ethereum is helpful if you aren't eager about Bitcoin, the payment services support is more useful to people in a pinch. This move makes it easier for digital creators to operate in countries where mobile payments are prevalent.

Setting up the feature

On Android and iOS, go to the settings page and tap the "Edit profile" button. You will then be prompted to confirm that you want to turn on the feature.

After you have signed up for the General Tipping Policy, go to the settings screen and select the third-party service(s) that you would like to use. You will need to enter at least one username to appear on your profile.

When you create a profile for a third-party payment service, your username will be linked to it. The information about you that the service collects will not be shared with third parties.

Why Tips?
Even though people can already share their $Cashtag and Venmo handle in their tweets, users often need to move from the page they are enjoying to see where they can tip the creators.

With the launch of Tips, Twitter made it easier to support people who are driving the conversation on the platform. Creators can now also direct people to their payment profile with ease.

Due to the volatility of crypto, it's hard to predict how many people will tip using it. However, Twitter has been a great space for the crypto communities to grow, and providing an inclusive space for those users can be a good way to coexist with cryptocurrencies.

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