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Twitter launches Tip Jar — here’s how to use it

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Twitter is introducing a new way to cash in on your brilliant tweets. The microblogging site has started rolling out a Tip Jar feature that allows users to send money to their favorite accounts.

“This is a first step in our work to create new ways for people to receive and show support on Twitter — with money,” said Esther Crawford, ‎senior product manager at Twitter, in a blog post.

Everyone who uses Twitter in English on iOS and Android can now send tips, although only a limited group of creators, journalists, experts, and nonprofits can currently receive them.

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Twitter says it will soon let more people add the Tip Jar to their profile. The company also plans to expand the feature to more languages.

How to transfer money to a user’s Tip Jar

Accounts that have Tip Jar enabled will display a dollar bill icon next to the Follow button on their profile page. If you want to send them some dough, tap the icon and pick a payment option or platform for the transaction.

Credit: Twitter